Can community organizing be a helpful tool in education reform? Marc Porter Magee explores that question in our latest AdvocacyLabs report, The Action Is the Reaction: Community Organizing for Local Change. Magee, a sociologist and chief executive of the education advocacy organization 50CAN, examines the history of community organizing, navigates the competing types of community-level advocacy, and draws on a wide range of organizing research to provide today’s reformers with practical lessons in using organizing strategies. AdvocacyLabs is an initiative of FutureEd and 50CAN that provides insight into how change happens in education policy, via reports, commentary, interviews and events grounded in academic research and data from the education sector.
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