Educators take advantage of anti-testing momentum to create better learning environments for students.
Issue Activist Profiles
“The ageless desire to excel within all children of color, has always been hounded by deeply embedded policies that scream, you can’t. Finally, this Bill of Rights for Students of Color says, you can.”
High school sophomore Lida Gannon has taken the first bold steps to foster a school environment where all students can be themselves.
Mass incarceration and the school-to-prison pipeline have sparked a national conversation on prison reform, but until now, few Asian-American voices have been part of the discussion. Eddy Zheng is working to change that.
Racine, Wis., high school senior Gabe Hernandez says his community connections grew as his activism increased.
Sometimes it’s students who make lasting change in their schools through activism.
“The possibility of a college degree is becoming further and further out of reach every day,” said Maggie Thompson, executive director of Generation Progress.
This is the first in a series of profiles of student activists bringing meaningful change to public schools.
“Our best advocacy is one in which all of our students benefit from our activism.” — Jose Vilson, educator, writer, activist
“One way we perpetuate institutional racism is by not telling the truth about our past.”– NEA Executive Committee Member Kevin Gilbert.