Mass incarceration and the school-to-prison pipeline have sparked a national conversation on prison reform, but until now, few Asian-American voices have been part of the discussion. Eddy Zheng is working to change that.
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Racine, Wis., high school senior Gabe Hernandez says his community connections grew as his activism increased.
“One way we perpetuate institutional racism is by not telling the truth about our past.”– NEA Executive Committee Member Kevin Gilbert.
The 2016 Activist of the Year Nominations Kick-Off
As a young teacher in an all-Black segregated school in NC, when Willa Johnson taught her students how to register to vote she was summoned to the principal’s office and summarily fired.
Young activist cites research that shows Native American mascots are detrimental to the mental health and development of Native American youth.
Standing for students means fighting for education policies that support them and their families.
“I am optimistic. I think ELL advocates across the country, in collaboration with our allies, can bring about major improvements in the education of ELL students.”
For the bullied student, the issues are the same wherever I’ve been. Who can I trust? Who will hear me? And who will help me?
“I am very interested as a school teacher in making sure the most vulnerable that I work with daily are able to have the opportunities that American promises all its citizens, especially our children.”