Meet Mia Dabney, Aneesa Roidad, & KyRi Miller–2021 “Black Education Matters Student Activist Award” Winners!

KyRi Miller, Aneesa Roidad, and Mia Dabney are the 2021 Black Education Matters Student Activist Award winners--find out how they are changing the world!

“I’m not alone in pledging to #TeachTruth”: Jesse Hagopian’s speech from June 12 National Day of Action opposing the banning of teaching about structural racism & oppression.

Jesse Hagopian delivers a speech at the Seattle #TeachTruth rally on June 12, 2021. Photo by Maile Anderson, posted with permission. A great movement is gaining strength to refuse to lie to kids. On January 12th, 2021, hundreds of teachers in over 40 different cities and towns joined a national day of action to #TeachTruth …

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‘Our Liberation is Connected with the Palestinian People’: Aaron Dixon, Former Black Panther Party Captain, Speaks Out

Aaron Dixon is an activist, author, and co-founder of the Seattle chapter of the Black Panther Party in 1968. Dixon traveled to Palestine to stay with Palestinian families in Jerusalem and the West Bank and learn more about their culture and their struggle for justice. Jesse Hagopian spoke to Dixon about the most recent wave of Israeli attacks on Palestine and the connection between Black people in the United States and Palestinians.

Jesse Hagopian Joins CBS News to Counter GOP Bills Outlawing The Teaching of Structural Racism: “I will not lie to kids”

Jesse Hagopian joined CBS News anchor Tanya Rivero on her program to discuss the request from Republican lawmakers to rescind any support of the 1619 Project and to talk about the proliferation of bills in state legislatures around the country that would ban teaching about structural racism.

#COVIDTestingNotStandardizedTesting: Schools Need #VaccinationsNotExaminations

While corporate education reformers prattle on about a need for more high-stakes testing to evaluate “learning loss,” what students truly require is the redirection of the billions of dollars wasted on the testing-industrial complex toward supporting educators and students: to gain access to COVID-19 testing, contact tracing, and vaccinations, as well as psychologists, nurses, social workers, trauma counselors, after-school programs, restorative justice coordinators, and more.