When Kai Burley returned to Waianae, the West Coast of Oahu, Hawaii, from the U.S. mainland, she wanted to become a teacher. “Here is where my heart is—here is where I wanted to teach.”
Issue Activist Profiles
“This is not a one and done. I don’t look at this as single training or a one-off rally, but as a beginning point for continuous community engagement that will transform the lives of our students, communities and the world.”
Meet two early career educators determined to take on tough social justice issues affecting their students.
Also, he fell short of a state senate seat, but the experience has stoked one educator’s passion to fight for children.
The NEA Ed Justice team catches up with Stephanie Tellez two years after her participation in NEA’s Minority and Women’s Leadership Training Program.
Donald Trump supports vouchers. Hillary Clinton opposes them. That should matter to educators and parents.
Despite the corrosive rhetoric, we must use the lessons from this year’s presidential campaign to encourage students to be part of a positive change.
Educators, parents believe religion, faith is a personal matter that should be taught at home
“Native people have played such an important role in the history of this nation. But decades of feeling marginalized and disrespected have left a real impact.”
Students are struggling to understand not only what it means to be gay, but “the intersection of being both Black and gay and Hispanic and gay.”