More than a thousand activists rallied at the Texas State Capitol to deliver a powerful message to the Texas State Legislature and Governor—SB4 is a racist law and we will not stop fighting until it is overturned.
Category Educator Voices
“There isn’t an educator that I know that says the work we do is easy.”
“When I look at what’s happening across the country in the field of education – the attacks on unions, the dismissive way teachers are treated by policymakers and the alarming funding priorities, I know that I need to take action.”
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.
Educators are sounding the alarm that students have become actual targets and collateral damage in the Trump administration’s assault on immigrants.
“It’s about how we can help these kids. With that kind of attitude things go really far.”
Take Action › Join educators to disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline. Click here › When North Carolina teacher Tracy Phillips heard about last week’s incident involving a Wake County school resource officer body slamming a teenage girl, she couldn’t even watch the video. “I was so disgusted,” she says. The video, which quickly went viral, shows … Continued
“I am going to foster and train the next generation of union leaders so when I move on there will be a strong network of passionate union educators to carry this work forward.”
“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.”
“I can’t stress enough the power of creating a welcoming environment in your own classrooms and communities.”