The governors of Virginia, Washington, Pennsylvania, and Minnesota have all taken a stand for their state’s public schools.
Many people do not view the immigration in Trump’s us-versus-them world view, especially when it comes to students and their families.
If federal lawmakers care about the needs of rural families, they should act now to ensure funding for rural schools.
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.
These governors, whose policies affect the day-to-day lives of residents in multiple ways, view educators as partners.
“Over the years teachers observed that students placed in regular classes were branded as student who couldn’t learn. We are failing our students of color by not showing them that school is a place where they can succeed.”
Districts across the nation face grievous budget cuts, because Congress allowed the Secure Rural Schools Act to expire.
“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.”
Educator, author, activist Jesse Hagopian gives powerful speech on education justice, institutional racism.