Read Hilary Lustick's guest post on Teachers Unite's Huffington Post blog. Also check Executive Director Sally Lee's recent post that went viral. Why? It's about gentrification, parenting, schools, and racist segregation.
Executive Director Sally Lee has a new blog on Huffington Post. We plan to feature regular posts by
Sally and special guest bloggers about a range of issues that concern our members and our views on education and organizing. Please check it out, "like" it, Tweet it, whatever you can to support OR submit comments with your arguments, concerns and disagreements. We can take it either way.
Amazing. The 4/19/13 NY Times editorial is about the criminalization of youth in schools, the school-to-prison pipeline and its connection to recent legislation post-Newtown shooting.
Teachers Unite is on the Coordinating Committee for the Dignity in Schools Campaign which has been playing a huge role in pushing this conversation and we're proud of our Teachers Unite members for taking their time to talk to U.S. Senators and media. Because of their work, and the efforts of youth and parent partners around the country, the Grassley/Cruz amendment to the recent Gun Violence Bill FAILED to fund more cops in schools.
Decline in NYC Black and Latino teachers: 13% in '08 from 27% in '02. This trend is continuing and needs to reverse. Amazing TU team of educators and academics launched an action research project 4/1. Stay tuned for updates! Contact email@example.com with any questions
Below is a press statement from the Dignity in Schools Campaign-New York on February 14, 2013. The Student Safety Act, signed into law in January 2011, requires the Department of Education and New York Police Department report quarterly on various measures of student safety.
The Restorative Schools Conference organized by Teachers Unite and the Dignity in Schools Campaign-NY was a critical moment for educators and youth in New York City public schools. Over 40 educators, 25 high school students, and 25 advocates, organizers, and parents came together on the January 28th Professional Development Day to share experiences, challenges, and strategies for implementing restorative practices at their schools.
Educators passionate about fighting mass incarceration trends perpetuated by harsh discipline policies are most often leading these projects while collaborating with students. The day included workshops from several schools at different levels of implementing restorative practices as well as discussion about ending student pushout through advocacy and activism, and the importance of highlighting restorative practices in conversations with the DOE.