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Community Partnerships &

National Network of Caucuses

United Caucuses of Rank-and-File Educators (UCORE)

UCORE’s 20 member caucuses come from all over the country and from both teachers unions, the National Education Association and American Federation of Teachers. A few who’ve recently won local office are EDU in Massachusetts, NEW in Newark, REACH in Minneapolis, and Union Power in Los Angeles.


Locals and caucuses in the network consider themselves social justice unionists, balancing bread-and-butter issues with working to create equity and keep public schools in the hands of communities rather than private enterprises.

Teachers' Democracy Project (TDP)

Teachers' Democracy Project (TDP) supports Baltimore City Public School teachers and school communities in building sustainable and just neighborhood schools. We accomplish our mission through school-based projects that deepen school relationships, and through policy and advocacy work to support school communities in coming up with their own solutions to historic inequities. 

Caucus of Working Educators (WE)

The Caucus of Working Educators, a social justice caucus of the PFT, advances a platform for building the schools Philadelphia children deserve. This group formed out of conversations that PFT members were having in many different settings -- in their own buildings, through district events, via grassroots teacher networks like Teacher Action Group and Teachers Lead Philly, and most importantly, through our collective work as members of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers!

Baltimore Caucus of Educators for Democracy and Equity (CEDE)

The purpose of this group is to organize teachers, paraprofessionals, and other BTU members such as counselors to make positive change in the district. This is *NOT* an official BTU group but rather the membership of this group is a caucus of concerned Union members that is committed to working to improve the Union itself and the District in which we work. This group was formerly known as the “Coalition for a Better BTU.”

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