The Coalition for Educational Justice (CEJ) calls on the NYC Department of Education (DOE) to support NYC schools to be an oasis from racism, sexism, xenophobia and homophobia, and a beacon for truth, equity and justice for culturally and linguistically diverse students and families.
We ask the DOE to immediately:
1. Expand the training of teachers, Parent Coordinators, principals, staff members, and parents by expert anti-bias practitioners, and leaders who will develop and expand curricula that fully represents the rich diversity of NYC students.
Rapid expansion of the Critically Conscious Educator Series that is currently in place for a small number of staff
2. Direct and support schools to partner with organizations to provide parent workshops about rights of immigrants and all New Yorkers and legal concerns under the next administration.
In recent weeks, community organizations and elected officials all over the city have been holding public discussions about how to protect our communities from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, concerns of a Muslim registry, potential changes to healthcare, and other policy issues under the new administration.
DOE must support schools to hold know-your-rights workshops for families, in collaboration with local community organizations