Our education system while intended to uphold equal opportunity, often also entrenches disparities by its sheer design.
In July, the NEA passed a resolution to challenge ourselves — 3 million of our nation’s educators — to discuss and fight institutional racism in our schools. We are engaging our members to dialogue and look through a clearer lens when examining policy and practice in our school systems and our communities.
Start the Conversation on Racial Justice!
3 questions to ask yourself before engaging with others on institutional racism
3 tips for engaging with others on institutional racism
School Safety and Guns
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Talking about Race, Islamophobia and Race-Based Bullying
- Creating the Space to Talk About Race in Your School
- Educator Fakhra Shah’s lesson outline on Islamaphobia here and her presentation here.
- Protecting Our Muslim Youth from Bullying: The Role of the Educator
- The Caucus of Working Educators lesson resources used during Black Lives Matter Week of Action in Philadelphia, January 23-28, 2017
- Resources to teach about the #MuslimBan by Rusul Alrubail, an education writer and student voice advocate.
Athletes and Activism
- A lesson plan on teaching about Athletes and Activism