As NEA begins nominations for the 2017 Social Justice Activist of the Year Award, we had the opportunity to catch up with last year’s awesome winners—the Union City Educators.
“Our elections should be determined by our communities, not outside money from billionaires with a sordid history of failed privatization schemes like Betsy DeVos, the Walton family and Eli Broad.”
Parents and former students are joining the effort to show Betsy DeVos how critical strong public schools are in every community.
Many people do not view the immigration in Trump’s us-versus-them world view, especially when it comes to students and their families.
Educators have taken the lead in opposing the Trump-DeVos agenda to drain resources from public schools to support vouchers and for-profit charter schools.
Trump-inspired fear in classrooms and the nomination of a school voucher leader and billionaire for U.S. secretary of education are among our picks.
California Proposition 58 reverses the misguided requirement that English language learners (ELL) be taught only in English, and provides English speaking students with the opportunity to learn a second language.
Ninety percent of educators nationwide report that school climate has been negatively affected since the presidential election.
“We walked out to show that we are not afraid—we are facing fear by standing up for what we believe in. It’s our way of saying to our community you can count on us.”
“To ask students to study a world in which they can’t see themselves is to relegate them to a blindness of the soul and a crippling of the spirit.”