With several key dates for national actions on gun violence fast approaching, and the number of students and educators participating in such actions growing each week, many educators have questions about their rights when they engage in activism and protest on social justice issues. In a national call with NEA members last week, attorneys with NEA’s … Continued
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Local affiliates are stepping up in a big way. They are at the forefront of fighting for civil rights of our students in ways that we haven’t seen since the Civil Rights Movement.
While the fight for a permanent solution continues in the courts and in Congress, here are five things you can do for our Dreamers right now.
The Black Lives Matter flag raising was organized by the Racial Justice Alliance, a student organization at Montpelier, as part of the national Black Lives Matter at School Week.
California is the first and only state to mandate that students be taught about the contributions of LGBTQ people in social sciences classes.
It’s time for honest conversation in school communities on issues of racial justice. Here are some resources and inspiration.
NEA has filed amicus briefs in two lawsuits urging the courts to strike down the DACA revocation.
Dreamers and their allies, including educators, faith leaders, civil rights groups and the business community, push for Dreamer fix despite Trump, congressional gamesmanship.
“I think if we educators really want to achieve the goal of supporting youth, we are going to have to figure out how to challenge structures of racism and inequality and work collectively towards that.”
“We’ve encountered some adversity, not everyone is for the name change. But we push forward and stay positive. At the end we will prevail and what we are striving for – inclusion – is way more than what they are striving for.”