Frequently Asked Questions

Can I join the Teachers Action Network if I’m not a teacher?

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Absolutely. The Network is open to anyone who supports the idea of teachers being leaders in the effort to improve our public schools.

This is a great idea, hasn’t someone already tried it?

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No. There are certainly organizations out there who are targeting the teacher’s voice in education reform. Some also do great work with teachers to propose ideas for improving their schools, districts, and unions.

That’s where Future Is Now comes in. Not only do we inform teachers about policies that will lead to a better profession and better schools, but we support them in seeing these ideas through to concrete action. We do this through grassroots organizing in the Teacher Action Network.

I’ve been waiting for something like this. When are you coming to my district?

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Currently we are actively supporting teachers’ actions in Los Angeles Unified School District, with plans to expand very soon to other districts. If you’d like to see the Teacher Action Network supporting the educators in your school or district, let us know.

Are you pro-union or pro-reform?

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We are both pro-union and pro-reform. We believe, like most teachers (according to the Primary Sources poll by Scholastic, Inc.), that not all reforms are equal. Many “reform” policies have been implemented unilaterally, without the input of the most important stakeholders — the teachers themselves.

However, many of these same policies, guided by the leadership of educators themselves, would produce tangible improvement in the lives and careers of teachers, in turn leading to better schools and better student outcomes.

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Future Is Now works to improve public education by organizing and supporting effective educators and lead improvements in their schools, districts, and unions.

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