Celebrating 20 Years

On our 20th anniversary, we have much to celebrate:

  • Hundreds of student contributors who have shared profound and transformative experiences through their writing.
  • Hundreds of thousands of hard-working students who are taking steps to change their lives and who have used The Change Agent as a tool to gain knowledge and skills and to think critically.
  • Thousands of dedicated teachers who keep up the hunt for authentic materials and who have stood by The Change Agent as a source of socially relevant and engaging content.
  • Scores of students, teachers, and allies who have joined our editorial board to help develop the content for an issue. Your expertise and your support make the magazine not just relevant to students’ lives, but also cutting edge for whatever theme we are focusing on.
  • Thousands of subscribers who, in the digital age of billions of inputs, continue to subscribe, which has kept us going all these years.

As a thank you to all of our supporters, we have gifts for you:

  • A free issue of The Change Agent! Renew or subscribe before March 1st, and we will send you a free back issue. To select your free back issue, make a note of the title in the “Instructions for Seller” field of the payment form. You can read the issue descriptions here. Options include:
    • All About Food (#39)
    • Immigration (#38)
    • Good Jobs, Not Just Any Jobs (#36)
    • Tales of Resilience (#35)
    • What’s Age Got to Do With It (#34)
    • Health (#28)
  • New Lesson Packets with articles grouped by topic, skill, or subject area.
  • New online features coming to our website.

Celebrate with us! Add your 20th Anniversary note in the comments belowTo be notified as new resources are added to our site throughout our 20th year, follow us on Facebook or join our mailing list.

  • I use The Change Agent because student stories are real tools for education and change.
    Wyvonne Stevens-Carter, MA

5 thoughts on “Celebrating 20 Years of The Change Agent!

  1. I’m so thrilled and proud that The Change Agent has not only survived but thrived for 20 years! For all my 30+ years in adul ed, it continues to be a bright light and always a good read. I have read every single issue cover to cover. Here’s to the next 20 years to the best adult ed magazine ever!

  2. I am an adult education teacher and would like to subscribe to a publication like yours. However, yours is so biased that I cannot subscribe. Every article I read is so politically liberal and never spotlights an opposing stand. For example, in the March 2015 issue highlighting prisons and justice, the “Prison-Industrial Complex” graphic on page. 23 states, “No benefits, no medical” for the prison population. That is blatantly false. Prisoners receive taxpayer-funded medical and dental benefits. Almost all of the time, the pay nothing for these services. Why wouldn’t you do your homework before you print misleading and untrue information? I would expect more honesty and fairness in an “adult education publication” such as yours, but it is not so. Therefore, I will use your materials in my classroom when there is an honest and unbiased presentation of the issues. I would really look forward to that.

    • Hi LeAnn — There is an article on p. 32, “More Than 3 Hots and a Cot,” by a prisoner discussing the medical and dental care he received in prison. The graphic on p. 23 refers to the fact that prisoners work for as little as 19 cents per hour and do not receive normal work benefits such as medical insurance. (It doesn’t mean they don’t get medical care in prison.) You may disagree with how this is phrased. But we published this because we thought it was worth at least *considering.* You could offer this graphic to your students as an opportunity to think critically about the issue. They could research what kind of medical and dental care prisoners get. They might find that it varies depending on what state they’re in, whether the prison is privately owned or not, whether they are in prison or jail, and various other factors. They also might find that medical care for prisoners has changed over time. Then they could form their own opinion about whether the graphic is blatantly false or not. It might also be an opportunity to study political cartoons. All political cartoons are putting forward a point of view. It’s up to the viewer to analyze, criticize, and think for him or herself. Thanks for writing, and if you change your mind, we would love to have you as a subscriber. We think The Change Agent showcases powerful student writing that gives adult learners a chance to read and think critically about issues that matter to them.

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