The authors of community organizing for stronger schools make a compelling argument that organizing can and does strengthen public education this is the first analysis to document the link between community organizing and improved student educational outcomes it also identifies effective strategies to mobilize communities build coalitions and collaborate with educators. Drawing on a six year national study community organizing for stronger schools offers a richly textured analysis of community organizing for school reform the authors examine the role of organizing in building social and political capital and improving educational outcomes for students in some of the nations most challenged school districts. Community organizing for stronger schools draws on six years of research as the authors investigate the role community organization plays in building stronger schools employing political capital read more. Standing the contributions of community organizing to school reform we present an education organizing indicators framework that identifies the strategies and accomplishments of education organizing and a theory of change that describes how the work of community organizing groups creates a process that leads from increased community capacity . Sara mcalister community organizing for stronger schools strategies and successes 27 31 harvard education press 2009 8 warren supra note 8 at 152 168 eric zachary shola olatoye inst for education and social policy new york univ a case study community organizing for school improvement in the south bronx 2001 m elena
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