An educator’s tips for activism that really work.
Issue Rallies and Events
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.
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