Educators, activists and community leaders rallied in state capitols, marched in the streets and took action in their communities to call out the danger of divesting from our communities to build walls and perpetuate fear.
Issue Rallies and Events
Thousands of people are planning to take action on May 1st to show communities united against hate and bias and ready to stand up to ensure there are resources and opportunities for all students.
An educator’s tips for activism that really work.
by Félix Pérez UPDATE: This afternoon (Thursday, 2/16) Iowa’s Republican Senate and House majority sided with the deep-pocketed Koch brothers and ALEC, voting to pass a bill that strips educators, nurses, firefighters and other public service workers of their right to negotiate collectively for better learning environments for students, better working conditions and the ability … Continued
Educators, parents, students and allies rallied for public schools while saying “no” to education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos.
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.
“I think we’re seeing a level of social protest that we haven’t seen in a long time.”
“Never before in the country has an entire district of educators risen up to declare that Black Lives Matter.”
“Public schools have been denigrated for so long and this was a clear opportunity to LOVE our public schools and announce that our kids matter. Our teachers and administrators matter. Our community matters.”
Demanding less testing, more teaching and increased investment in neighborhood public schools as opposed to charters, public education supporters will stage a third national “Walk-In” at more than 2,000 public schools.