Pauline Lipman is a life-long political activist and organizer. She is a founding member of Teachers for Social Justice in Chicago where, for the past two decades, she has been involved in struggles against racist school closings and education privatization and for community-driven schools in coalition with community organizations, parents, and the Chicago Teachers Union. She also has learned so much from collaborating with educators and social activists in Chile. Pauline is Professor of Education Policy Studies at University of Illinois-Chicago. Her research, writing, and teaching focus on political economy of urban education, particularly the inter-relationship of education and neoliberal urban policy, racial capitalism, and possibilities for a radically democratic economic and political social order. She also collaborates with community organizations on research to challenge racist neoliberal policies and fight for equitable, just, liberatory education.