YES!: When Workers are Owners

YES! Magazine’s issue about worker cooperatives can be useful for teachers designing and running schools, particularly as they think about their organizational structure.

YES! Magazine strives to reframe the biggest problems of our time in terms of their solutions. Online and in print, YES! seeks to outline a path forward with in-depth analysis, tools for citizen engagement, and stories about real people working for a better world.

This issue about cooperatives, when workers are the owners, was sent to the CTQ School Redesign Team by teachers from Chrysalis Charter School in Palo Cedro, Calilfornia. The Chrysalis teachers have collective autonomy to make the decisions influencing school success. It can be particularly useful for teacher teams who design and run schools as they seek to frame–even formalize–their organizational structure.

Note: From the magazine website, search “when workers are owners” for even more resources.

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Deciding whether to formally organize the teacher team

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