What Gives You the White of Way? How Seattle Public Schools Educators of Color Are Fighting Back

The below statement was written by Ethnic Studies Advisory Group in Seattle in an urgent defense of their program. This group, comprised of a majority of womxn of color, has been doing vital work to create Ethnic Studies curriculum and guide the implementation of Ethnic Studies for the Seattle Public Schools. And yet Ethnic Studies …

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Black Teachers Matter: End war on Black teachers, support #BlackLivesMatterAtSchool!

Listen to this special episode of the CTU Speaks! Podcast about stopping the war on Black teachers and supporting the Black Lives Matter at School movement! Happy Black Lives Matter at School week of action to you! During this week of February 3-7, 2020, thousands of educators across the nation will be teaching for black …

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Ethical Schools Podcast: Jesse Hagopian on bringing Black Lives Matter into schools

Ethical Schools speaks with Jesse Hagopian, an editor for Rethinking Schools and a long-time teacher in the Seattle Public Schools. He is a co-editor of the book Teaching for Black Lives. Jesse discusses the groundbreaking annual National Week of Action in February that makes four demands of schools: replace zero tolerance discipline with restorative justice, …

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January 12, 2020 marks 10th Anniversary of the Earthquake in Haiti my family survived—A decade later, a new Haitian Revolution is underway.

Ten years ago my family and I survived one of the most devastating natural disaster in recorded history—yet so many tens of thousands of Haitian people did not. Jesse and his wife Sarah joining in the first aid effort in the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti It has been a long journey for me …

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The Chicago Teachers On Strike: ‘Until We Get What Our Students Deserve’

After Mayor Lori Lightfoot rejected the demands of the Chicago Teachers Union, 25,000 teachers and 7,000 support staff launched a strike on Thursday, October 17, shutting down the schools for some 300,000 students. Also on the picket line were members of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 73, representing educational support staff and Special …

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