#RetireSegregation! Sign the Student Constitution on Real Integration
Most history textbooks will refer to May 17, 1954 as the day that school segregation was ended with Brown v Board of Education passing the verdict that segregated schools were inherently unequal. Today students still attend unequal, racially and culturally segregated schools where they have been robbed of the chance to better learn about themselves or each other.
65 years later, join us in committing to #RetireSegregation through our student platform:
The 5Rs of Real Integration
WE RECLAIM OUR RIGHT TO
RACE + ENROLLMENT
racially integrate our schools through admissions processes that prioritize diversity by race, class, ability, and home language
resource our schools through fair distribution and monitoring of resources and opportunities
relate to the people in our school community through culturally responsive curriculum and professional development for educators
restore justice by interrupting the school-to- prison pipeline through relationship building and appropriate responses to conflict that do not separate students from the community
represent diverse community through school faculties who reflect the cultures and identities of students and families
From: [Your Name]
We, the students, reclaim our right to racially integrate schools through admission policies, fairly allocated resources and opportunities, culturally responsive curriculum and professional development for educators, restorative responses to conflict that disrupt school to prison pipeline, and representation of our diverse communities through school faculty and leaders.