Black Lives Matter

Black lives matter.

We at UVEI want to take this moment to amplify these students’, parents’, educators’, and activists’ voices: http://www.racialequityvtnea.org/watch-now-video/

Listening to these stories tells us unequivocally that we as educators of teachers and leaders, and as part of a larger community of educators, are failing our students – individually, institutionally, and structurally. 

There is no such thing as “not racist,” there is only racist and anti-racist. 

I personally, and we at UVEI, are not doing enough to be the latter, and we commit now to do more. For this, we are publicly accountable. 

Page Tompkins

Executive Director

Upper Valley Educators Institute