By Mary Ellen Flannery When Angelica Reyes said good-bye to her students on Monday, the start of summer break in her Los Angeles school district, she didn’t know whether she’d be seeing them again this fall, or facing possible deportation. Reyes, who has lived in Los Angeles since her parents brought her there from Mexico … Continued
While it might not seem like it, COVID-19 shall pass. What remains constant, however, is the need for learning and community resources related to social and racial justice, a statement made all the more relevant in light of the inequities laid bare by the pandemic. Here are some resources for your students, your community and … Continued
NEA member Leslie Crow lives in South Dakota and is Ihanktonwan/Hunkpati/Sicangu Sioux. Photo by Moses Mitchell. The virus has already hit the Navajo Nation especially hard, with more than 830 cases and 30 deaths as of April 21. As the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to rise across the United States, the pandemic … Continued
Every significant immigration issue that might affect students or educators, from DACA renewals to federal support of immigrant workers and their families, is impacted by the current COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, more than 200,000 DACA recipients – including nearly 15,000 educators and 29,000 health care workers – are working to protect our health … Continued
Photo by Joe Brusky, used under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic license. At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Spring of 2020, anti-Chinese and anti-Asian rhetoric flowed from the highest elected officials in the United States. Madeline Leung Coleman, a senior editor at The Nation, wrote at the time in a March 25, … Continued
Recent Executive Orders and ICE raids have caused fear and confusion in immigrant communities. Here’s how you can make a difference for your students.
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