On National Gun Violence Awareness Day, June 1, Americans across the country will be wearing orange.
Issue School Safety
“We have come up in the age of the murders of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Freddie Gray and many other youth of color. Calls for an end to gun violence, which low income communities of color have been making for years, must include a demand for an end to police violence.”
In the time since the Columbine Massacre, 19 years ago today, 187,000 students have been exposed to gun violence at their school during the school day.
It’s time for our country to sit up straight and listen the youth who are providing a master class in social change by building a mass multiracial movement to redefine safety and challenge structural racism.
Fakhra Shah knows first-hand what it’s like to be on the receiving end of anti-Muslim slurs and stereotyping. Growing up Muslim in the Bay Area, she’s experienced them her whole life. As a social studies teacher at Mission High School in San Francisco, one of Shah’s primary goals is to prevent bullying by teaching respect … Continued
Ninety percent of educators nationwide report that school climate has been negatively affected since the presidential election.
The presidential election set off a firestorm of anxiety in schools, and in response districts are being increasingly vocal about protecting the rights of students.
“We’d be much further ahead in doing what’s best for our students, particularly students of color, if we could separate the notion that school safety and school policing are one and the same.”
Obama’s message to “young people, our students: they are not defined by this crisis.”
New studies find disturbing levels of lead in drinking water in schools nationwide.