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Our Responsibility as Educators, A Message from TDG’s CEO
Anger, fear, frustration, and hurt have replaced the lonely isolation of self-quarantine. The images of George Floyd…Read More
dying while a police officer knelt on his neck are seared in our memories and damaged our hearts. The shocking and tragic events in Minnesota, a few short miles from where I grew up and where my family still resides, as well as the recent deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, hunted and killed while jogging, and Breonna Taylor, shot and killed by police raiding her home, leave pain, rage, and trauma to many in our community. We can no longer view the aggressive and lethal acts of violence against Black people as just news stories that fade only to be recalled when the next tragedy happens.
We grieve—we must grieve—with the family and friends of George Floyd and those whose loved ones met a similar fate. We know the facts of what happened. But can you feel the facts?
Teachers Development Group vows to use this moment of immense sorrow to stand as allies in the fight for justice. We will use this as a moment to re-commit to further educate ourselves and our school partners in the days, weeks, and years ahead to recognize and act persistently to change our practices as teacher educators, teachers and school leaders. We will not stand silent in the face of the criminalization of black and brown youth in schools. We must take a stand and halt those practices that have perpetuated the visible and invisible patterns of white supremacy, injustice and oppression that we know saturate daily school experiences for students of color. It will be uncomfortable and go against the grain of regular school practices. Teachers Development Group is committed and prepared to embrace this challenge; the work is already underway. Please join us.
Ruth Heaton, CEO
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