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Educating for Insurgency:

The Roles of Young People in Schools of Poverty

by Jay Gillen

Foreword by Bob Moses


The Author

Jay Gillen has taught math and English in Baltimore City Public Schools for 25 years. He is the founding teacher/director of the Stadium School, and an adult facilitator in the Baltimore Algebra Project. 

The Baltimore Algebra Project 

The Baltimore Algebra Project is an entirely youth run non-profit that uses peer-to-peer math education as an organizing tool. Young people in the project have earned $2.5 million over 12 years sharing math knowledge with peers and leading student self-advocacy projects. 

The Book

Educating for Insurgency  synthesizes the teaching of Bob Moses as enacted in the work of the Baltimore Algebra Project. The purpose of the book is to help create crawl space in which young people can fashion their own insurgency.