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

RVATSJ at #MarchforOurLives

Richmond Teachers for Social Justice members marched in Richmond, VA and Washington, DC to fight against gun violence in schools and in our communities. We were reminded once again of how all forms of oppression are intersectional and that we cannot talk about gun violence without talking about all the innocent Black lives that have…… Continue reading RVATSJ at #MarchforOurLives

Latinx Families Ask RPS School Board to Address Insufficient Services for Spanish Speakers

By Jessica Shim and Hillary Parkhouse Last Monday, February 5, the Richmond School Board meeting included a period for public comment regarding the budget. Several Latinx parents from the New Virginia Majority came out to speak about the lack of bilingual services in Richmond Public Schools. One parent mentioned that it is frustrating when she…… Continue reading Latinx Families Ask RPS School Board to Address Insufficient Services for Spanish Speakers

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