How did community organizations and residents create an equity-driven education agenda and transform the public debate in the 2013 New York City mayoral campaign? The authors in this issue of VUE share the stories of the community organizations that made that happen.
An array of community organizations forged a citywide coalition in New York City to create an equity-driven education vision and impact the 2013 mayoral campaign and election.
Community organizers and advocates in New York City developed a two-pronged strategy for change in the 2013 mayoral campaign and election after twelve years of market-driven reforms.
Youth, parents, and teachers in New York City used traditional and new media to broadcast loudly against education policies that were not working – and to demand change.
The mayoral election in New York City represented a rejection of market-driven philosophies, but advocates must move beyond a critique of failed reforms to implement a new agenda.
When parents acquire the tools and training to engage meaningfully in decision making, they become champions of educational justice and have the power to transform education.