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…

Stop. Listen. Little Voices are Calling to Us

In the past few weeks, I’ve been mesmerized by the voices of young refugees from Central America, telling their stories. One little girl I read about was described by the reporter as no more than eight or nine. She sat in a chair holding a doll before the immigration authorities, swinging her feet beneath the More…

A Day of Action for Our Students

On December 9th, educators, parents, community organizations and students are joining forces around the country to ensure quality public schools that are community led and student centered. More…

Educators are key for Dreamers…

Educators should also choose their words carefully when talking with students about deferred action, says Lily Eskelsen, vice president of the National Education Association. More…

Frightening Children in Alabama

I do not understand deliberate cruelty. I understand it exists. I understand that those who practice it can often justify it as excusable and even noble. But cruelty to a child? This is beyond all understanding. More…