Research and Resources

This is intended as a preliminary and partial list of resources that support the Project’s mission. Readers are encouraged to send additions for this list to

Policy Project’s mission and aims explained by Project Director Lois Weiner at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center:

The Chicago Teachers Union’s Quest Center conducts research that has national relevance. Topics cover a broad range and publications are written for a general audience.

The United Caucus of Rank-and-File Educators (UCORE) is a network of teacher union members active in reform caucuses in locals of both the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the National Education Association (NEA).

The Journey for Justice (J4J) Alliance contains grassroots community, youth, and parent-led organizations in 21 US cities. It has two teachers unions as allied organizations and the Camden Education Association as a member.

Click on the Resources link of for materials about teachers organizing against punitive punishments and for a democratic and empowering school community. 

“The Black Sonrise: Oakland Unified School District’s Commitment to Address and Eliminate Institutionalized Racism. Oakland Unified School District” describes the district’s initiatitive:

Teachers’ struggles globally are chronicled at, which also contains an archive of research about teachers’ work and teachers unions globally.

The bibliography of the first Policy Brief contains references that support the Project’s mission: