A free, high-quality, public education for all
Every child will receive a free, high quality, equitably-funded, public pre-K and K-12 education followed by diverse opportunities for accessible, affordable vocational or university education.
As of September 25th, 2021, there are eleven states — Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Tennessee, Utah — that have passed restrictions on racial justice education in public K-12 schools. To date, at least two dozen other states have introduced legislation that would require teachers to lie to students about structural racism and other forms of oppression.
The Call to Action:
As a kickoff to the 2021-2022 "Black Lives Matter at School Year of Purpose," we call on you to join a national day of action to #TeachTruth about structural racism and oppression on Thursday, October 14, 2021 (George Floyd's birthday). This day of action is co-sponsored by the African American Policy Forum and endorsed by the Zinn Education Project (a project of Rethinking Schools and Teaching for Change), National Education Association, Alliance for Quality Education, NYU Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools, and NYC Coalition for Educational Justice.
Educators can sign up to share what lesson they will teach on the day of action here.
Chapter Supporting Activities:
Peekskill City School District Liaison [coordinates Saturday Academy/NAACP collaboration
Educate School District Partners on DEI and CRT
Foundation Aid supports
Meets on 2nd Monday of every month
Now that we are living in a virtual world of extended computer television and video games please be aware of the implications for learning remotely.