In light of the turmoil being manufactured around the results of the election, we hold true to our commitment that all children deserve a healthy, safe, sustainable future.
The people of our country are standing together to bring down our history’s most dangerous president and to say NO to authoritarianism and fascism. It is now time to defend the results of the election and honor the majority. We remain deeply inspired by the tremendous efforts of Black, Brown, and young voters who made their voices heard. Before we celebrate a victory, we must acknowledge the work still ahead to create a truly just and equitable society and transform our public schools.
In light of the turmoil being manufactured around the results of the election, we hold true to our commitment that all children deserve a healthy, safe, sustainable future, free of systemic racism, police brutality, food insecurity and the ravages of poverty. They deserve a school system that nurtures their minds and bodies and develops their potential to transform their own lives, as well as our society.
As education activists, we are committed to the safe return of all education workers and learners to our public schools. We demand that schools are provided equitable funding for protective equipment, building infrastructure (ventilation), support services and small class sizes that ensure safety for all. We demand that the federal government prioritize the well- being of families and communities by providing for lost wages, eviction protection, and medical, dental and emotional healthcare needed to face the traumas experienced during this crisis and beyond.
The Uniting to Save Our Schools Platform for Public Education reflects a bold vision of what public education and our larger society can and should be, and unites educators, activists, and communities working together to transform public education, defend the health of our planet, and protect the basic human rights of our students, families, and communities.
Uniting to Save Our School stands for:
❖ Public Education as a Human and Civil Right
❖ Fair and Equitable Funding for Public Education
❖ Safe, Socially and Racially Just Public Schools
❖ Strong School Communities and Families
❖ Educator and Community Leadership
❖ Professional, Diverse Educators in Every School
❖ Engaging and Comprehensive Classroom Instruction for Every Student
❖ An End to Mandated Standardized Testing