March for Public Education - Laguna Beach
Meet at the Lifeguard Tower grassy area on Main Beach in Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach CA, 92651
Sat, July 22, 2017
11:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Support our teachers, public schools, and all students. Stop public
school privatization or corporatization. Oppose Trump's Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos! Please share and bring a friend. Meet at the Lifeguard Tower grassy area on Main Beach in Laguna Beach around 11:00 a.m. Optional - bring a hat, sunblock, and water along with your brilliant signs supporting public education, teachers, students, special education, the arts in education, sports in education, or any other topic you can think of. We look forward to seeing you on July 22, at 11:00 am! MISSION March for Public Education: To promote public education through peaceful demonstration and action. VISION Public Schools will be safe, inclusive spaces for learning and critical thinking, where all children discover their passion(s) and role(s) as citizens. As members of March for Public Education, we aim to advance policy and recursively address issues of: equity, inclusion, accountability, a well-funded institution and the right to organize.
OUR PRINCIPLES • Schools must fight for equity. All students should enter the classroom on equal footing. Special educators, social workers, school psychiatrists, behavioral specialists, occupational therapists, and countless others are critical to creating an equitable school culture. Striving toward this ideal is the only way to create a meritocratic environment that is fair for all students. • Schools must strive to create a safe space for all. In this regard, schools have the recursive responsibility to combat racism, sexism, ableism, ethnocentrism, xenophobia, homophobia, and other prejudices. • Public education empowers children to discover their desires, passions and potential. In turn, children become tenacious adults who are critical thinkers, involved citizens and lifelong learners. The arts, humanities, mathematics, sciences and physical education are equally vital in developing the whole child. • Schools must be held accountable in the fight for equity. Accountability can include thoughtful standards and purposeful testing. These structures should strive to help schools provide a better education to students and should coincide with intentional professional development for teachers. • A well-funded public education is a right of all children, regardless of their intersectional identities. For profit educational institutions and their fundamental motivation for capital are incongruous in helping children realize their full identity. • Faculty and staff have the right and responsibility to organize. As members of the institution that is public education, stakeholders must challenge societal paradigms on behalf of students and the community.
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