“These students had no say in the matter about being in this country, and now this is where their home is…All they want is a way to become a citizen.”
“These are children, these are human beings, and they long for what we all want. We as educators do whatever we can do to help out students in class, to continue to be here and to be successful.”
“Aspiring Americans” asks elected officials to find a common-sense approach to immigration that includes a path to citizenship.
Stigma associated with being an undocumented worker threatens the academic success of many students in our schools.
by Cindy Long The United States Supreme Court on Monday invalidated key parts of Arizona’s controversial immigration law, voting 5-3 that the federal government, which had claimed the law encroached on its authority to enforce immigration law, does have the power to block the measure. The Court struck down Section 3 of SB1070, creating state crimes … Continued
By Mary Ellen Flannery Parents, students and NEA educators cheered the Obama administration’s announcement today that it would stop the deportation of hundreds of thousands of “Dreamers”—those young adults who arrived in this country as children—and instead provide them with work visas. “It’s wonderful news,” said Matilde Vallejos, a student services worker with Maryland’s Montgomery … Continued
This week we feature Colorado, New Jersey, New York and Maryland.
NEA and its state affiliates have filed a flurry of lawsuits challenging a wide range of anti-union and anti-worker state laws enacted recently.
On Monday, November 21, the National Education Association, Alabama Education Association and the National School Boards Association filed an amicus brief challenging Alabama’s H.B. 56.
In celebration of All Hallows Eve, we present five of the most haunting tales from the crypt – state legislatures – of legislation that passed this year.