Richmond Teachers for Social Justice Endorses Gary Broderick for 7th District School Board

Richmond Teachers for Social Justice (RTSJ) is a group of educators and allies dedicated to creating just, democratic, sustainable, and equitable schools. Our work is focused on elevating voices of teachers whose perspectives have been missing from debates about education and education policy, and confronting inequitable practices in education. Today, RTSJ is excited to endorse…… Continue reading Richmond Teachers for Social Justice Endorses Gary Broderick for 7th District School Board

Richmond Teachers for Social Justice Statement on Carver Elementary School and High Stakes Testing

Once again, Richmond Teachers for Social Justice is appalled, embarrassed, and disappointed, but not shocked to see the VDOE’s report of George Washington Carver Elementary School’s SOL testing. We echo School Board members Kenya Gibson and Scott Barlow when they say the students were of no fault; this incident is a product of the accountability…… Continue reading Richmond Teachers for Social Justice Statement on Carver Elementary School and High Stakes Testing

Richmond Teachers for Social Justice Statement on Justice for Marcus Peters

Statement Richmond Teachers for Social Justice is devastated by the murder of Marcus Peters, a fellow educator, who was killed by a Richmond Police officer while in a state of mental distress. Peters, as a naked man, was clearly unarmed; we call for justice for Marcus Peters, and stand in solidarity with family and community…… Continue reading Richmond Teachers for Social Justice Statement on Justice for Marcus Peters

March 1 Meeting

RVATSJ will be having a general meeting, including a breakout session on Thursday, March 1st at 6:30pm. We will be discussing our 2018 position statements, work we have been doing for the past few months, and opportunities for involvement. The breakout session will be a space for teachers to get together, share experiences and resources,…… Continue reading March 1 Meeting

RVATSJ Welcomes Mr. Kamras

Members of Richmond Teachers for Social Justice went to the School Board meeting on Monday, February 5th to introduce our organization to our new Superintendent, Jason Kamras. During the public comments portion, we read him parts of our position statements. We look forward to continue working with Mr. Kamras and the rest of the school board…… Continue reading RVATSJ Welcomes Mr. Kamras

RVATSJ Statement Meals Tax Statement

The enemy of good policy is perfect policy. While the Mayor’s meal tax increase is by no means a perfect solution, we believe that it is a significant emergency step in an effort to improve Richmond Public Schools. Unfortunately, past administrations at the city, regional, and state level have not taken the necessary steps to…… Continue reading RVATSJ Statement Meals Tax Statement

Teaching for Social Justice

by Jessica Shim Last August, a group of white supremacists marched on the lawns and streets of Charlottesville, Virginia, and chanted things like, “Jews will not replace us,” “Blood and soil,” and “White lives matter.” They were carrying torches, Confederate battle flags, and German Nazi flags. They terrorized the streets and turned Charlottesville into a…… Continue reading Teaching for Social Justice