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.
Upper Valley Educators Institute