After a harrowing six-month stay in a detention center for undocumented immigrants, Wildin Acosta is back in school where he belongs.
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
NEA President Lily Eskelsen Garcia spoke at the Democratic National Convention on Monday, July 25.
“People ask me all the time if this isn’t too controversial for students in my fourth grade class. It is not, because this is their reality.”
“Vision, dreams and passion can change policies in a positive way in our communities and our country.”
“Do you care enough to look closer, to talk to each other. To your students, to your communities?”
55.5% of LGBTQ students felt unsafe at school because of their sexual orientation, while 37.8% felt unsafe because of their gender expression.
This is the first in a series of profiles of student activists bringing meaningful change to public schools.
Acosta, a model student who is still determined to graduate, has sent word to his teachers asking them to please send his homework to the immigration detention center.