What We Do

The educator has the duty of not being neutral.

Paulo Freire
SCHOOL SITE ORGANIZING

Build community power in your school and make real changes. In our cohorts, school teams develop organizing plans and get the support to carry them out.

RESEARCH & ADVOCACY

Help develop resources and tools that shape policy decisions about school climate. Our Participatory Action Research project seeks to reclaim the national conversation around school safety and create a vision for truly safe, accountable, and democratic schools.

DIGNITY IN SCHOOLS CAMPAIGN

Organize with parents and youth to demand an increased investment in Restorative Justice and mental health supports for students. Teachers Unite is on the Steering Committee of DSC-NY, a youth-led coalition.

ALLIES IN RESISTANCE

Work in partnership with organizations to highlight intersections of social and education justice movements.

POLITICAL EDUCATION

Facilitate workshops and present at conferences, or engage in learning series with the TU community.

RANK & FILE POWER

Work with educators and allies to use the weight of the UFT to fight institutional racism and economic injustice.

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Strengthen your organizing skills, and demand dignity for NYC schools.

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