Black Teachers Matter

Nationwide, fewer than 20 percent of teachers are non-white, while more than 50 percent of public school students are African American, Hispanic, Asian Pacific Islander or Native American. More…

Black Lives Matter Today and Everyday

Today we mourn for the lost lives of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling. Their senseless and tragic deaths have shocked the conscience of our nation. We are working with our state affiliates in Louisiana and Minnesota to offer support to the families and communities affected by this tragedy. More…

Hate Kills. Again. #OrlandoUnited

Good people are dead again because of easy hate and easy guns. You cannot build a wall to protect against that. You have to fight it from within and speak the truth, standing up to those to teach hate and those who learn hate. More…

Our Students In Jail. Read Their Letters. Demand Their Release!

Wildin Acosta, Yefri Sorto Hernández and Pedro Salmerón were detained by agents of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on their way to school. Their teachers, school staff, friends and families are calling for their release. In their own words they share what it is like to be behind bars. More…

Why the Carnival Barkers of Factory School Reform Have a Megaphone

As people who believe in the mission of public education – that every community in every ZIP code must have a quality public school that gives every student a quality opportunity to learn – we stand in a dangerous place: Between a profiteer and his profits. But we do not stand alone. More…