By Félix Pérez In what is being described as an “overly ideological” overreach that could stifle academic freedom, the U.S. Education Department has threatened to strip the funding of the Duke-University of North Carolina Consortium for Middle Eastern Studies. Tinisha Shaw, a member of the first cohort of teachers to go through the yearlong program, says the criticism … Continued
Category Educator Voices
“Sexual orientation and gender diversity provide the world with a variety that is special and should be acknowledged.”
Since Trump rescinded DACA, more than 13,000 students and young Americans have been put at risk of deportation. Another 100 lose their protected status every day.
The day President Trump rescinded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), it seemed like my dream of becoming a teacher was being yanked out from under me.
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
Native youth give their perspective on confronting institutional racism and the importance of education in empowering young leaders.
A proud DREAMer shares her hopes and fears.
Shortly after the election, one of my Muslim students told me that her family received a note in their mailbox that said it was “Time to move. Trump won and is coming for you.”
NJ chemistry teacher uses spoken word to share the Racial Justice message.
“Can you imagine being five years old, getting dropped off at school and being afraid that you would come home to an empty house, with no idea where your parents are or if they’re coming back?”