A Race in Education Series. #Raceinedu
Californians for Justice and Teacher Associations in Oakland, East San Jose and Fresno team up to bring you the State of Education from perspectives in the classroom.
In celebration of Californians for Justice’s 20th Anniversary, we are kicking off a year-long Race in Education series across the State. The webinar will highlight perspectives from the classroom that are essential in this election year as we ask voters to reinvest in public education and close the Belief Gap.
This is an opportunity for us to talk about what’s at stake for public education, and what are the opportunities for our communities to have Racial and Educational Justice and Equity in our schools.
Our expert panel will discuss:
- California’s worsening teacher shortage.
- Why Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is just as important as academics for low-income and communities of color.
- The Belief Gap and why it is important to having equity in our schools.
- Re-authorizing Prop 30 and the future of funding for public education.
|Moderator: Tracey Corder, Oakland Rising Field Director
James Harris, President, Oakland Unified School Board
Trish Gorham, President, Oakland Education Association
Roberta Furger, Senior Writer & Director, Outreach Communications, Learning Policy Institute
Bobbie Brown, Student Leader, Californians for Justice
|Ben Field, Executive Officer, South Bay Labor Council
Chris Funk, Superintendent, East Side Union High School District
Elissa Espinoza, Student Leader, Californians for Justice
Manny Barbara, VP of Advocacy & Thought Leadership, Silicon Valley Education Foundation
Marisa Hanson, President, East Side Teachers Association
Robert Nunez, former Superintendent, East Side Union High School District
|Tish Rice, President, Fresno Teachers Association
Draquari McGhee, Student Leader, Californians for Justice