Seattle educators use collective bargaining to gain big equity wins for their students.
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.
“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.”
“Never before in the country has an entire district of educators risen up to declare that Black Lives Matter.”