“This happened in Flint, but given the state of infrastructure in this country, it could happen anywhere,”
“Public education is the gateway and if we lose that, we’re damming a whole lot of people to a blighted future.” –Keron Blair
“Can you imagine being five years old, getting dropped off at school and being afraid that you would come home to an empty house, with no idea where your parents are or if they’re coming back?”
One teary-eyed teacher told me she had no idea this is what kids of color were going through.
According to educators, the GLSEN survey has been one of the most valuable tools in capturing and quantifying the experiences of LGBTQ youth in our schools.
New law requires Indiana high schools to offer ethnic and racial studies as an elective course at least once a year.
“The deprivation of public education is not like the deprivation of some other governmental benefit. Public education has a pivotal role in maintaining the fabric of our society and in sustaining our political and cultural heritage; the deprivation of education takes an inestimable toll on the social, economic, intellectual, and psychological wellbeing of the individual, … Continued
“As educators, we’re responsible for the children who are here with us now. How can I help them while they’re here with me? That’s our bottom line.”
During Cal State Los Angeles’ commencement, students and faculty protest to honor immigration activist Claudia Rueda, who was not there.
In order to use the boy’s bathroom in his high school—the bathroom which conforms with his gender identity—Ash Whitaker had to take the Kenosha Unified School District to court.