Student Organizing for Education Reform

Across the United States and around the world, students are organizing themselves into energized, focused and powerful organizations in order to promote student voice in education reform in substantive and meaningful ways.

Working with adults as allies, students across the United States are stepping outside schools to organize youth and communities to improve schools. Leading sophisticated campaigns, they are compiling signature petitions, picketing school boards, holding teach-ins, and doing more to insist schools pay attention to social justice, promote equity among students, deconstruct the school-to-prison pipeline, and more.


Following are some examples of student organizing for education reform.

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Published by Adam F. C. Fletcher

Adam is the founding director of SoundOut. An author, speaker and consultant, he has worked with K-12 schools, districts, nonprofits and others for more than 15 years. Learn more about him at

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