Unitive Education Workshop June 26-30

Message from Sylvia Clute, President Alliance for Unitive Justice Teachers for Social Justice: Knowing of your interest/commitment to schools that provide a joyful adventure in learning, instead of a system based on hierarchy and punishment, you may be interested in a “unitive education” workshop that Laurie Koth and I are offering the last week in June.…… Continue reading Unitive Education Workshop June 26-30

Update: Chesterfield County to Reduce ELL Class Sizes

Today the Richmond Times Dispatch has reported that Chesterfield County school leaders are supporting a plan that will add 28 full-time positions for English Language Learner classes. This is reassuring news, after the March 17 article reporting some troubling remarks about immigrant students from Dorothy Jaeckle, Chesterfield County’s top political leader. In response to that article, the Richmond Teachers for…… Continue reading Update: Chesterfield County to Reduce ELL Class Sizes

Open Letter to the Editor of RTD

This is an open letter to the editor of Richmond Times Dispatch, in response to an article published March 17, 2017, which reported that Dorothy Jaeckle, chairwoman of the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors, recommended against directing resources toward growing classes of English-language learning (ELL) students. To the Editor of Richmond Times Dispatch, Unless and until this…… Continue reading Open Letter to the Editor of RTD

Time to Take Action!

We had a great meeting last night at Freeman High School. Around 40 teachers, pre-service teachers, teacher educators, and community members attended. For those of you who couldn’t make it out, here is a brief overview of what we discussed and how you can get involved. All the rapid political changes happening nationally and locally…… Continue reading Time to Take Action!

National Teach-In Tues, Jan 31

We are organizing a nationwide Teach-In for this Tuesday, Jan 31 to oppose the confirmation of Betsy DeVos and reaffirm our commitment to public education. The idea is that, rather than striking, teachers will set aside time to teach a lesson on the importance of public schools. There is a page on the website with…… Continue reading National Teach-In Tues, Jan 31