Radical Advocates for Cross-Cultural Education

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Our mission is to challenge systems of oppression by advocating for culturally competent educational practices. Therefore, we believe the most effective way to triumph over systemic forms of oppression is to have an educational system that serves the historically underserved and underrepresented. This can only be accomplished if we advocate for an educational system that is positioned to provide culturally competent school professionals and curriculum, human services, and disciplinary policies, which combat: generational poverty, achievement gaps, implicit and explicit biases towards race, ethnicity and gender.

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Petitioning Educators, Waterbury Board of Education, Mayor Neil O'Leary

Call for Action: Improving Minority Teacher Hiring in Waterbury

CALL FOR ACTION: Improving Minority Teacher Hiring in Waterbury Waterbury Public Schools' educator staffing levels reveal that only 8% of the educator workforce is black or Hispanic. It is important to note that having race congruent student-teacher relationships improves student performance, lowers discipline sanction rates, and increases school connectedness for non-white students as much as it does for white students. Considering the persistent disparities in performance, discipline, and graduation rates for non-white students in the Waterbury Public Schools more resources need to be allocated, and more effective strategies to hire more black and Hispanic educators must be embraced by the Waterbury Public Schools. Therefore, we ask you or your organization to support these (2) actions we are requesting the Waterbury Public Schools take, which we believe will immediately impact hiring and retention rates of non-white educators: 1. The Waterbury Public Schools should implement Rooney Rules. This practice would require at least one non-white candidate be interviewed for each new teacher hire position and promotional opportunity. Legal experts have proclaimed the positive impact and legality of such rules. It's a reasonable, as well as a good faith effort Waterbury Public Schools to take. 2. Create a Minority Teacher Recruitment and Retention Performance Advisory Council. This council would be a local body that works collaboratively with the Waterbury Public Schools. It would be charged with reviewing current strategies to increase the effective recruitment and hiring of non-white educators. Visit our Website for more information: RACCE.NET  

Radical Advocates for Cross-Cultural Education
105 supporters