#WeBuildEDU is a collaborative campaign from the Center for American Progress and EduColor that seeks to amplify the voices of educators who are Black, Indigenous, and other non-Black people of color. The campaign wants to hear from all educators who work with students every day, from the bus driver, office manager, and cafeteria team to teachers, school leaders, and counselors. Your stories and ideas are critical to what public education should look like, and we want to lift them up to decision-makers with educators from their local communities and across the country. In this unprecedented moment of racial justice and the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is even more important to lift up the voices of educators about their experiences during the crisis in order to seek their ideas for a redesign of public education that can withstand other mass disruptions to traditional schooling, to clarify how they would like to be involved in recovery planning in the near and long terms, and to hear how the movement for racial justice has impacted their work. Through a combination of media, local organizing, and policy proposals, we will work to advance these ideas and connect decision-makers with educators in their local communities and across the country. Tell your story.
The above excerpt was originally published in #WeBuildEDU.
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