Taking a knee for public education

It’s another amazing teachable moment, and this time the teachers are some of our children’s biggest heroes. Scores of NFL players and team owners have been protesting police brutality and racial inequality during the playing of the national anthem at the start of recent football games. Controversy has flared. But no amount of heated rhetoric about patriotism or respect can cover up the truth about racism and inequity in America.

PAA has been working on this issue for the past few years. Our fact sheets on educational inequity (newly updated) help parents and others speak out with real data and information to counter corporate reform’s insistence that children of color and low-income children just need to get more “grit,” “pluck,” “tenacity,” and, of course, school choice, to succeed.

And our work on solutions is ongoing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted on by Julie Woestehoff Posted in Misc

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