Teaching for Change

Teaching for Change provides teachers and parents with the tools to transform schools into centers of justice where students learn to read, write and change the world.

Established in 1989, Teaching for Change operates from the belief that schools can provide students the skills, knowledge and inspiration to be citizens and architects of a better world - or they can fortify the status quo. By drawing direct connections to 'real world' issues, Teaching for Change encourages teachers and students to question and re-think the world inside and outside their classrooms, build a more equitable, multicultural society, and become active global citizens.

Teaching for Change's programs include:


A catalog that provides 45,000 educators nationally with unique access to a carefully reviewed collection of titles.

Our own widely acclaimed publications, Beyond Heroes and Holidays, Putting the Movement Back into Civil Rights Teaching, and the Caribbean Connections series.

A progressive bookstore located in the Busboys and Poets restaurant and performance space, and books are available at the Culture Shop. Both are in Washington, DC.

Parent Power

A DC area family/schools project, Tellin’ Stories, which has developed a unique approach to building grassroots multiracial parent power in schools.

Professional Development

The national Early Childhood Equity Initiative, which promotes anti-bias education through professional development and resources.

Workshops and courses on the Teaching for Change publications, including a focused effort with Putting the Movement Back into Civil Rights Teaching in Mississippi.


Teaching for Change has won organizational awards from the DC Humanities Council, the National Multicultural Institute, and the National Association for Multicultural Education.

Articles by Teaching for Change