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Further Resources

Opposing Bans 
Teacher Chat: Jennifer Buehler on Opposing Bans 

In the Media

National Writing Project (NWP) Radio, Episode title: "Everyday Advocacy: Changing the Literacy Narrative"

Templates & Samples

EA Action Plan Template

Sample Action Plan:  Alaina Feliks

Learn Prepare Act Notetaker


“Beautiful Trouble: A Toolbox for Revolution.”


Black Lives Matter Healing ActionToolkit.


“FrameWorks Institute.”

re: Power (formerly Wellstone Action).

Showing Up for Racial Justice.




Ravitch, Diane. “Diane Ravitch’s Blog: A Site to Discuss Better Education for All.”

Strauss, Valerie. “The Answer Sheet.” Washington Post.

Teachers, Profs, Parents: Writers Who Care: A blog advocating for authentic writing instruction.



Fleischer, Cathy. “Everyday Advocacy: The New Professionalism for Teachers.” Voices from the Middle. September 2016.


Fleischer, Cathy, Ellen Daniel, Lisa Eddy, Kris Gedeon, Jessica Kander, Nicole Guinot Varty, and David Kangas.

“Teacher Researchers as Local Agents of Change: Exploding the Myth of the Bad Teacher” Language Arts Journal of Michigan. Summer 2014.


Ganz, Marshall. “Public Narrative, Collective Action, and Power.” Accountability through Public Opinion: From Inertia to Public Action. Eds. Sina Odugbemi and Taeku Lee. Washington, DC: The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development/World Bank. 2011.

Rosen, Zak. “Remembering Detroit’s Grace Lee Boggs.” Michigan Radio. 5 October 2015. boggs#stream/0 .



Adler-Kassner, Linda. The Activist WPA: Changing Stories about Writers and Writing.  Utah State Press, 2008.


Cullen, David.  Parkland: Birth of a Movement. Riverrun, 2019.  

Fleischer, Cathy. Teachers Organizing for Change: Making Literacy Learning Everybody’s Business.  NCTE, 2000.


Fleischer, Cathy and Antero Garcia. Everyday Advocacy: Teachers Who Change the Literacy Narrative. Norton Press, 2020.


Hochstetler, Sarah. ed. Reform and Literacy Education: History, Effects, and Advocacy. Routledge, 2018.


Schniedewind, Nancy and Mara Sapon-Shevin. Educational Courage: Resisting the Ambush of Public Education. Beacon Press, 2012.


Zemelman, Steve. 13 Steps to Teacher Empowerment. Heinemann, 2009.

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