Now that our national elections are over it’s time to rest, invest in ourselves, and prepare to act as we turn our attention to Washington students.
It’s no secret that students are struggling right now. I talked to a high school principal last week who said a quarter of their kids are failing at least one class. We know that the COVID 19 pandemic has exacerbated inequities in our education system, particularly those built upon centuries of anti-Black racism.
We have a responsibility to all students - especially students who identify as Black, Indigenous, Brown, and/or low-income. We must prioritize student supports and racial equity in Washington schools.
State legislators are responsible for passing policy to ensure that students have access to high-quality, relevant education and that families are able to support them on their journey. The 2021 legislative session starts in nine weeks. Will you join us for an Education Advocate Training?
Our whole team will be in attendance and our goal is to help you develop your skills as an advocate. With the goal of advocating for students furthest from justice, our draft legislative priorities include:
Protect investments that help students reach college and career
Ensure access to high-quality counseling services
Support families through criminal justice reform
Remove barriers to digital learning
Register now to join us on November 19th or December 10th. We promise this will be different than your usual Zoom meeting - we’ll be building an environment to foster conversation, skill-building, and community.
See you soon,