This week NEA educators in Milwaukee, WI and Omaha, NE began to build a line of defense for students –no matter where they live or where they were born.
“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.”
Many people do not view the immigration in Trump’s us-versus-them world view, especially when it comes to students and their families.
Educators are raising their voices to keep schools safe for all students and call out the Trump administration’s proposed corporate takeover of public schools.
School districts across the country are rushing to declare school campuses “safe zones” for undocumented students.
“You matter. Your story matters. You are part of the fabric of this country.” Maria Dominguez’s message to undocumented people.
Ninety percent of educators nationwide report that school climate has been negatively affected since the presidential election.
The presidential election set off a firestorm of anxiety in schools, and in response districts are being increasingly vocal about protecting the rights of students.
“I can’t stress enough the power of creating a welcoming environment in your own classrooms and communities.”
“I’m not sure what the tone will be like over the course of the day, but I know they’re fearful. I’m going to reassure them that they are safe.”– Robert Ellis, California educator