California is the first and only state to mandate that students be taught about the contributions of LGBTQ people in social sciences classes.
Issue NEA EdJustice Features
It’s time for honest conversation in school communities on issues of racial justice. Here are some resources and inspiration.
NEA has filed amicus briefs in two lawsuits urging the courts to strike down the DACA revocation.
Dreamers and their allies, including educators, faith leaders, civil rights groups and the business community, push for Dreamer fix despite Trump, congressional gamesmanship.
“I think if we educators really want to achieve the goal of supporting youth, we are going to have to figure out how to challenge structures of racism and inequality and work collectively towards that.”
“We’ve encountered some adversity, not everyone is for the name change. But we push forward and stay positive. At the end we will prevail and what we are striving for – inclusion – is way more than what they are striving for.”
“It is not the responsibility of people of color to educate us. We can’t rely on colleagues or friends who are people of color to make up for our ignorance.”
“Younger Black immigrants recognize that their voices have been missing from the conversation on immigration rights, so they’re creating their own spaces.”
“I believe there was a clear before and after about how we think of ourselves and how other people think of us after hosting our Art Build.”
Since Trump rescinded DACA, more than 13,000 students and young Americans have been put at risk of deportation. Another 100 lose their protected status every day.