“It is not the responsibility of people of color to educate us. We can’t rely on colleagues or friends who are people of color to make up for our ignorance.”
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.”
Seattle educators use collective bargaining to gain big equity wins for their students.
“There isn’t an educator that I know that says the work we do is easy.”
U.S. Rep Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) sit down with Education Votes to share her thoughts legitimized hate and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.
The Seattle school board got the message loud and clear—if they missed it in the chants and signs demanding “Ethnic Studies Now!” from the students, educators, and parents who packed last week’s public hearing, they heard in the flood of public testimony.
Many people do not view the immigration in Trump’s us-versus-them world view, especially when it comes to students and their families.
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.
“Over the years teachers observed that students placed in regular classes were branded as student who couldn’t learn. We are failing our students of color by not showing them that school is a place where they can succeed.”
“I think we’re seeing a level of social protest that we haven’t seen in a long time.”