April 2011

In communities around the nation, youth organizing groups are becoming effective and powerful partners in school reform. Youth, as the people who spend each day inside schools and classrooms, have a huge stake in what happens in schools and bring a unique knowledge and perspective to reforms. As the articles in this issue, produced in collaboration with the Alliance for Education Justice, show youth are involved both in fighting for changes and in ensuring the equitable implementation of those changes. In some cases, they have succeeded in shifting the entire public discourse on issues such as school safety.