Many people do not view the immigration in Trump’s us-versus-them world view, especially when it comes to students and their families.
School districts across the country are rushing to declare school campuses “safe zones” for undocumented students.
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.
H.S. Bilingual/ELL English educator urges parents, communities to stand together to thwart Trump Effect.
At a moment when educators, community members, and lawmakers are examining the intersection of racial justice and discipline in our nation’s schools, Gina Harris, a K-8 ESL resource teacher, has a powerful back-to-school message for the education community.
“Anti-immigrant rhetoric has placed our students and their families on high alert, resulting in, among other things, increased absenteeism because families fear sending their children to school.
“Schools are safe havens. We are not immigration agents, therefore we will not be checking papers for legal status. We will continue to educate and protect our students.”
“I am committed to supporting DREAMer students by continuing to advocate for them:” TX teacher Areli Zárate.
Ill Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky fasts to show solidarity
“Family unity plays a critical role in student success. Yet growing numbers of public school students live in fear that our nation’s immigration policies will break up their families, forcing them to choose between their country and their loved ones.”