Every child has the right to an equal, public education.
The US Constitution requires that all children have equal access and to be provided with an equal education. This means that regardless of race, disability, wealth, sexual orientation, HIV status, pregnancy, gender, US citizen or non-citizen, age. People who are in the US illegally still have the right to attend public school. In Brown v. Board of Education, the Supreme Court mandated that segregation could no longer occur in public schools.
Our communities need culturally competent teachers:
Build a stronger, more diverse pipeline of teachers
Increase mentoring and coaching to allow teachers to amass more experience, which reduces turnover and improves the classroom practice experience
Support more teachers in acquiring advanced certification, expanding teachers’ abilities to address a wider range of content
Create and build a postgraduate path to success for all students: