July 23, 2012

Video: Why educators are patriots

For inspiration, check out this must-see video capturing NEA executive director John Stocks' galvanizing speech, "Social Justice Patriots." Stocks inspires through a broad definition of patriotism encompassing the social justice work teachers, School-Related Professionals and other educators do every day.

"NYSUT delegates to the NEA convention were moved and inspired by Stocks' comments," said NYSUT Secretary-Treasurer Lee Cutler. "His passion and fervor brought the thousands of delegates to their feet many times. Whether it be economic justice, the re-formation of the `pipeline to prison' discipline code in schools, or the union's call to rally behind the Dream Act, Stocks makes the case that social justice is woven into the very fiber of teaching." Cutler says the video is  "a must-see for NYSUT members" who are looking to be inspired anew in their work.