At a moment when educators, community members, and lawmakers are examining the intersection of racial justice and discipline in our nation’s schools, Gina Harris, a K-8 ESL resource teacher, has a powerful back-to-school message for the education community.
Concerned educators say Donald Trump’s hateful speech, and the wave of bullying it has inspired, has left some students confused, fearful, and distracted from learning.
“Anti-immigrant rhetoric has placed our students and their families on high alert, resulting in, among other things, increased absenteeism because families fear sending their children to school.
“Schools are safe havens. We are not immigration agents, therefore we will not be checking papers for legal status. We will continue to educate and protect our students.”
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“I am committed to supporting DREAMer students by continuing to advocate for them:” TX teacher Areli Zárate.
“The possibility of a college degree is becoming further and further out of reach every day,” said Maggie Thompson, executive director of Generation Progress.
It has been six months since Illinois colleges and universities were cut off from state funds, and the quality of higher education – as well as poor students’ access to it – is suffering.
This week: NY educators arrested at protests, CA faculty vote to strike, the MA retirement health care fight and a video look back at IL Gov Rauner’s tumultuous first year.
This week: Testing in Illinois and Connecticut, Campus Equity Week actions from Massachusetts and the fight for Youngstown schools in Ohio.