It has always been a mission of the Caucus of Working Educators to stand for social justice both in public education as well as the larger community. In spite of the surprising news that came with yesterday’s election results, we remain steadfast in our mission.
WE will fight for the rights of unions to exist and for workers to fight for fair salaries and working conditions. WE will continue to oppose the school-to-prison pipeline. WE will stand with our immigrant students, and respect their rights to a decent education and livelihood. WE will demand that our students are free from violence in their schools and in the communities where they live. WE will fight to have our LGBTQ student population’s rights and dignity respected. WE will ensure that students of color receive equal treatment to their white peers.
WE will continue to fight for educational and socioeconomic justice within and beyond our school walls. WE will never tolerate anything less than what is best for our students, our city, and our profession.
No matter what comes, WE will be right here. WE will be organizing.