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.
Issue Activist Profiles
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.
Vanessa Skipper shows students the power of their vote by leading rally to end over-testing in public schools.
The 2016 Activist of the Year Nominations Kick-Off
As a young teacher in an all-Black segregated school in NC, when Willa Johnson taught her students how to register to vote she was summoned to the principal’s office and summarily fired.