“This is a public school and everybody is welcome as they are. The onus is on us to make any accommodations within our human power to help all of our students feel safe and happy.”
“I always had rapport with my students, but I realized I was too quick to put students out of my classroom and into the pipeline.”
A Maryland elementary class took on the difficult issue of stereotypes. The powerful video they produced has inspired their community.
Tensions came to a head when students showed solidarity with fellow students by wearing rainbow colors to school on LGBT Spirit Day. Not to be outdone, some of their classmates showed up the next day draped in Confederate flags.
“You matter. Your story matters. You are part of the fabric of this country.” Maria Dominguez’s message to undocumented people.
“To ask students to study a world in which they can’t see themselves is to relegate them to a blindness of the soul and a crippling of the spirit.”
“Telling the real Thanksgiving story is a great springboard to teaching the real history of indigenous people.”
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