Tag: Teachers

Oklahoma state Rep. Jim Olsen

Newly Proposed Oklahoma Law Would Force Educators To Tell Students Blacks Were Not the ‘Victims’ of Slavery or ‘Oppressed’ by Whites

In the latest conservative attack against the teaching of critical race theory in schools, an Oklahoma lawmaker has proposed new legislation that would force history teachers and educators to teach students that no one race was oppressed under slavery, and no single race was solely responsible for the evils of…

banned books

Texas Lawmaker Pursues Banning 850 Books From Schools Over Fears That They Might Cause ‘Student Discomfort’

The state of Texas is continuing its descent away from democracy and equality for its citizens. First came its horrifying rollback of women’s rights with its recent abortion ban. Then came its recent attack on trans students’ ability to participate in sports. Now, Texas lawmakers are at it again, this…

critical race theory

ACLU Sues Oklahoma Over Law Prohibiting Teaching of Critical Race Theory

The fight against the concept of critical race theory and the “danger” it supposedly poses to American schools continues, this time with a new ACLU lawsuit against the state of Oklahoma. CNN’s Madeline Holcombe has reported that “a group of students and educators have filed a complaint challenging an Oklahoma…

Asian history

Illinois Becomes First US State To Mandate Teaching Asian American History in Public Schools

Following more than a year of biased attacks and increased discrimination against Asian American individuals, groups on the state and national level are continuing to step up and look for new ways to end the violence while increasing inclusion, representation and awareness for the AAPI community. The latest effort? Illinois…

Black teachers

American Federation of Teachers Commits to Defending Teachers Charged in Cases Involving Critical Race Theory

Vowing to defend educators it says are teaching the “honest truth,” the American Federation of Teachers — one of the nation’s largest teachers’ unions — announced on Tuesday, July 6th, that it was now committed to supporting in court any of its members who are charged or punished by their…

Texas Governor Greg Abbott

Texas Governor Approves Bill Banning Discussions of Race and Racism Within State’s Schools

Texas lawmakers continue to astound with the number of racist, transphobic laws they are willing to try to write into law.  In the last few months alone, we’ve seen Texas lawmakers draft legislation that would penalize parents who support and help their transgender children access gender-affirming care with jail time…

education, diversity, new york

New York State Senate Passes Education Diversity Legislation

The New York State Senate voted on Jan. 3 to advance measures designed to improve school diversity, including attracting historically underrepresented talent for teaching positions and improving access to higher education. The “Grow Your Own” initiative for school districts, cooperative education services and higher education institutions is designed to help…

Chicago Public Schools

Chicago Teachers Vote to Accept Tentative Agreement with Chicago Public Schools After 11-Day Strike

With 80% of schools reporting, 81% of Chicago teachers voted to accept an agreement with Chicago Public Schools, their union announced Friday. The tentative agreement includes “mandatory class size caps and enforcement, language forcing CPS to comply with special education laws and regulations, sanctuary school protections for immigrant and refugee…

Forging resilience in Georgia’s schools

Originally Published by Kaiser Permanente Teachers and principals across the country are increasingly aware of the importance of addressing their students’ mental health and wellness, but it’s far less common for them to focus on their own mental and emotional well-being and that of their colleagues. John Madden Jr., principal…