wamc

Andrew Pallotta: 'Education - An Avenue To Equality' (via WAMC)

"When it comes to addressing these issues, let’s not fool ourselves," says NYSUT President Andy Pallotta. "The work isn’t done. Racism and economic inequality remain pervasive; and everyone has a responsibility to speak up."
samantha power

Human rights institute draws record participation of youth ready to change the world

More than 100 teens are spending three days learning about women’s rights, racism, how to access reliable news, and helping those less fortunate in a society troubled by a pandemic, deep economic woes and racial unrest.
nysut values

NYSUT board resolution calls on union to lead the fight against 'runaway inequality'

In a forceful and urgent call for action, NYSUT’s Board of Directors passed a resolution Thursday demanding local, state and federal policymakers immediately focus on measures to combat education, racial and income inequality — all of which have been laid bare by the COVID-19 pandemic and worldwide protests in the wake of George Floyd’s murder at the hands of Minneapolis police.
pride month

Celebrate Pride Month with these resources

There are a number of actions and learning opportunities that one can participate in to join the celebration of PRIDE 2020 and the work of creating a better world for LGBTQ and all people.
yonkers

Yonkers FT rolls out to support passage of the HEROES Act

The Yonkers Federation of Teachers, led by Samantha Rosado-Ciriello, gathered educators, administrators, pols and labor leaders at Lincoln High School Tuesday to seek support for the federal HEROES Act, a new COVID-19 fiscal relief bill, which is held up in the U.S. Senate.
supreme court

Supreme Court upholds protection for immigrant 'Dreamers'

In June, the U.S. Supreme Court kept the dream alive for hundreds of thousands of immigrants who were brought to the United States as children. In a stinging rebuke of the Trump administration, the Court ruled 5–4 against the administration’s attempt to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program

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