Recognizing that even adults can feel overwhelmed, educators advise that the best paths to create a positive school climate are at the individual school level.
Issue NEA EdJustice Features
Recent Executive Orders and ICE raids have caused fear and confusion in immigrant communities. Here’s how you can make a difference for your students.
According to the most recent federal data, Black girls’ 12% suspension rate is much higher than girls of any other race and most boys, and research shows that dark girls are disciplined more harshly than those with lighter skin.
When Kai Burley returned to Waianae, the West Coast of Oahu, Hawaii, from the U.S. mainland, she wanted to become a teacher. “Here is where my heart is—here is where I wanted to teach.”
U.S. Attorney General Sessions has a long record of undermining the civil liberties of our nation’s most underrepresented populations, including communities of color, students with disabilities, immigrants and LGBTQ populations.
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.
“We wanted to show educators and students that Black Lives Matter is more than a hashtag—and I think we succeeded in that as well.”
“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.”
Meet two early career educators determined to take on tough social justice issues affecting their students.
“I knew I was in the right place when the principal told me that every family has a story, and it’s the school’s job to figure out how to support them.”