Saturday, January 28, 2017

Meet The Radical Monarchs: Girls with Social Justice In Their Hearts & On Their Minds

Radical Brownies
Berets, badges, Black Lives Matter and social justice: the youth group for activist girls of color

Monday, January 16, 2017

UFT Chapter Forum: "Why are Black and Latino Teachers Disappearing?"

CPE Member Sean Ahern Speaks on the Disappearing Black & Latino Educators
Published on Sep 25, 2016 in New York City

Saturday, January 14, 2017

200 Education Deans Stand Up for Public Education & Democracy

Education Deans Issue a Statement in Support of Public Education and Democracy

Nearly 200 education deans from across the nation released a "Declaration of Principles," (see PDF below) calling on Congress and the Trump Administration to advance democratic values in America’s public schools.
Press Release:
Dean Kevin Kumashiro: (415)
Dean Kathy Schultz: (303)
William J. Mathis: (802)

BOULDER, CO (January 13, 2017) – As the nation watches this month’s transition to a new administration and a new Congress, a growing alliance of deans of colleges and schools of education across the country is urging a fundamental reconsideration of the problems and possibilities that surround America’s public schools.
In a Declaration of Principles released today, 175 deans sounded the alarm: “Our children suffer when we deny that educational inequities exist and when we refuse to invest sufficient time, resources, and effort toward holistic and systemic solutions. The U.S. educational system is plagued with oversimplified policies and reform initiatives that were developed and imposed without support of a compelling body of rigorous research, or even with a track record of failure.” The deans called upon federal leaders to forge a new path forward by:
Upholding the role of public schools as a central institution in the strengthening of our democracy;
Protecting the human and civil rights of all children and youth, especially those from historically marginalized communities;
•  Developing and implementing policies, laws, and reform initiatives by building on a democratic vision for public education and on sound educational research;
•  Supporting and partnering with colleges and schools of education to advance these goals. 
•  Signing the statement are current and former deans of colleges and schools of education from across the United States, as well as chairs of education departments in institutions with no separate school of education.
The statement was authored by Education Deans for Justice and Equity (EDJE) and prepared in partnership with the National Education Policy Center. EDJE was formed in 2016 as an alliance of deans to address inequities and injustices in education while promoting its democratic premises through policy, research, and practice.

Protect Public Education - Stop Betsy DeVos!

Billionaire Betsy's Brave New World of Nationwide Racist Privatized Education


Protect Public Education - Stop Betsy DeVos! 

Trump’s nomination of Betsy DeVos for Education Secretary is a threat to public education. DeVos has spent millions funding the privatization of education in Michigan. The result? A failing school system where almost 80% of schools are run by private, for-profit companies.

The charter schools in Michigan, influenced by DeVos’s agenda, perform lower than national averages, have been criticized for misuse of taxpayer funding, and frequently shut down doors without warning or community input. Adding to the alarm is the fact that DeVos has never held a professional position in education in her life, but plans to lead the Department of Education, where she would be in charge of overseeing and providing equal access to quality education for all Americans.

Discover how the DeVos effect has harmed families and the education system in Michigan and contact your Senators at 202-224-3121 and tell them to oppose her nomination!