“There was fire and a little edge in the room that made the discussion come alive. If we don’t understand our students, we’re derelict in our duties.”
“This is a public school and everybody is welcome as they are. The onus is on us to make any accommodations within our human power to help all of our students feel safe and happy.”
“I always had rapport with my students, but I realized I was too quick to put students out of my classroom and into the pipeline.”
“You matter. Your story matters. You are part of the fabric of this country.” Maria Dominguez’s message to undocumented people.
“To ask students to study a world in which they can’t see themselves is to relegate them to a blindness of the soul and a crippling of the spirit.”
Talking with teacher Kimberly Colbert about getting arrested and being a social justice activist.
Dustin Parsons, 5th grade teacher at Pine Haven Elementary in Arkansas and NEA member, spoke at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, July 26. As the First Lady of Arkanasas, Hillary Clinton chaired the state’s education standards commission. She put the schools she visited to what she called “The Chelsea Test.” If it wasn’t good … Continued
“Do you care enough to look closer, to talk to each other. To your students, to your communities?”
Senate Democrats have a solution to the nightmare that is student debt in America, where 43 million Americans owe $1.3 trillion in student debt.
This week: NY educators arrested at protests, CA faculty vote to strike, the MA retirement health care fight and a video look back at IL Gov Rauner’s tumultuous first year.