This MLK Day

Who We Are | 01/18/2022

Krista Spurgin
Executive Director

Last year, Martin Luther King Jr. Day fell shortly after the deadly insurrection at the Capitol. We shared this quote from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with our reflections saying,  

“Today we're reflecting on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s insight into the power of education in developing critical thinkers and thoughtful citizens. We are endlessly committed to advocating for a high quality, relevant, racially just education for all of Colorado's students.” 

This year, Dr. King’s words continue to feel urgently relevant as our country remains divided, in turmoil, and with much progress to be made. We remain eagerly committed to fighting for a future where every Colorado student and family has access to just and supportive schools and communities.  

As we recognize MLK Day this year, we’re excited to share some resources with you, both of which are a part of Stand for Children’s efforts towards an antiracist future.  

The Center for Antiracist Education (CARE)  

CARE equips educators across the nation to be antiracist and advance antiracist curriculum.  

Learn From History 

A broad bipartisan majority of Americans agree: for students to create a better society, schools need to provide a thorough, accurate, and fact-based history education and teach students to reject racism and respect the equal value of every person. 

Unfortunately, rampant misinformation about what is taught in schools is forcing teachers to omit difficult parts of our history and not teach students that racism is wrong and is adding yet another stressor for teachers at the worst possible time. 

That is why respected organizations collectively representing millions of parents, educators, students, and other Americans of goodwill have come together to form the Learn from History Coalition. 

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