NYSUT statement on reopening of schools

“Health and safety of students, families, educators and other school staff, and equitable access to a high-quality education must be the top priorities in reopening schools. The federal government’s demands that schools reopen without concern for health, safety and equity are simply out of touch. Thankfully here in New York, we know the governor, the Regents and fellow education stakeholders are taking this seriously," says NYSUT President Andy Pallotta.
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Planning for School Reopening: The instructional questions that must be answered

Above all else, as the education community looks to reopen New York schools, we must look through the lens of
educational equity and access for all students. That is why we have assembled a series of thought-provoking
questions for you to consider when developing your local union’s positions about reopening.
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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."
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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.
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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.
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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.

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