Anti-racist educators leading culturally responsive classrooms is the cornerstone of E4E’s mission to ensure that all students have equal access to a quality education. We know that teachers are working tirelessly to create more welcoming and inclusive classrooms for their students. But with attacks taking place across the country on what teachers can teach, including attacks against culturally relevant education and pedagogy, we know that educators need our support.
Teachers are the best guides to understanding the students they see every day. They should be able to teach honest history and lessons that speak to their own students' experiences without censorship. One size fits all isn’t an effective education—culturally relevant classrooms are what students need. In response to attacks on teachers, add your name in support of inclusive classrooms that uplift all students and put them in a position them to succeed.
Our groundbreaking survey, Voices from the Classroom: A Survey of America’s Educators, found that many teachers (62%) have been concerned this school year about systemic racism. This concern increases for teachers under the age of 30 (76%), those in schools reporting a majority of students of color (72%), and teachers of color (71%).
Only 36% of claim they talked to their students in their class about racial justice and equity, with only 22% reporting they provided students with materials focused on racial justice and equity.
Resources for teachers
- Learn more:
- A Map of Where Critical Race Theory is Under Attack: Education Week
- Critical Race Theory: A Brief History: New York Times
- Why the Critical Race Theory Fight Is Harder for Educators Than the Common Core Battle: Education Week (featuring E4E-Boston Member Genelle Faulkner)
- Creating inclusive, anti-racist classrooms:
Boston's ABC Campaign
Advocating for an Inclusive Curriculum in Boston
E4E-Boston educators worked hard to design, write, and advocate for a bill that creates antiracist curriculum frameworks in Massachusetts. Now, the Racially and Culturally Inclusive Curriculum Act is a reality and has a real chance at passing in the Massachusetts legislature. Help show decision-makers that it has broad support by adding your name to our petition.
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