Last week teacher Kevin Shindel found “It’s okay to be white” fliers posted on the doors of Montgomery Blair High School.
The data on the number of students who are bullied, who feel unsafe, and who have an active plan for suicide is shocking.
“This is a public school and everybody is welcome as they are. The onus is on us to make any accommodations within our human power to help all of our students feel safe and happy.”
Many people do not view the immigration in Trump’s us-versus-them world view, especially when it comes to students and their families.
A Maryland elementary class took on the difficult issue of stereotypes. The powerful video they produced has inspired their community.
“I think it shows the strength, the character and the courage of our youth. Ultimately, they’re going to be needed to help make this change.”
“This truly is social justice unionism in action.”
“I don’t believe in suspension and expulsion. Those should be the last resort for students.” – Erika Strauss Chavarria, HS Spanish teacher
“When you have an immigration policy in this country that is terrifying to 11-year-olds, something is wrong.”
By Mary Ellen Flannery Parents, students and NEA educators cheered the Obama administration’s announcement today that it would stop the deportation of hundreds of thousands of “Dreamers”—those young adults who arrived in this country as children—and instead provide them with work visas. “It’s wonderful news,” said Matilde Vallejos, a student services worker with Maryland’s Montgomery … Continued