To rid society of racism and the tremendous suffering, strife, and wasted potential it causes, it’s not enough to not be racist.
We need to be antiracist.
Being antiracist requires growing to recognize and equally value the dignity and humanity of every human being, but not just that.
It also means confronting racism and teaching those in our care to do the same.
Educators overwhelmingly want to be antiracist.
According to a survey conducted by EdWeek, 84% of teachers want to teach from an antiracist perspective.
Here’s the problem: only 14% feel they are well-equipped to do so.
Today, Stand for Children is launching the Center for Antiracist Education (CARE) to bridge this massive gap.
Led by widely respected educators Maureen Costello, Val Brown, and Kate Shuster, guided by a distinguished Advisory Board of educators and researchers including Dr. Ebony Elizabeth Thomas from the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad from Harvard, Dr. Kris Gutiérrez from the University of California, Berkeley, Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries from Ohio State University, and National Teacher of the Year finalist Juliana Urtubey, and backed by more than a dozen leading national education organizations, CARE will:
- Empower teachers to identify racism in learning materials,
- Provide useful guidance to teachers on materials that align with antiracist principles,
- Offer valuable professional learning through a first-of-its-kind certification program, and
- Conduct research and evaluation to rigorously assess the impact of its resources.
Please share the news about this important new resource with educators you know and encourage them to sign up for more information at antiracistfuture.org.
Standing with you,