Here's what we heard in Cabarrus County for our listening...Read More
Our schools are the place where many of us learned not only our educational fundamentals, but also how to be in community. They are where we met our best friends and where we developed relationships with people who were different from us and learned to value our community.
But now public education is under attack. First it was masking. Then it was Critical Race Theory. Now the focus is on LGBTQ issues and ways educators are allowed to talk about gender issues in school. The attacks might seem new, but it’s a way for extremists to keep pushing an agenda to end public education that has been going on for a long time. Bullying, censorship, and harassment are not the values that represent our schools or our communities. We are tired of this phony outrage.
That’s why we are working for common sense solutions to the REAL problems our public schools and students are facing. Honest, accurate and fully funded public education is the foundation for a just, multiracial democracy.
Down Home NC has joined forces with the Education Justice Alliance (EJA) to create H.E.A.L. (Honest Education Action & Leadership) Together NC, part of a national initiative from Race Forward that is building a movement of students, educators, and parents in school districts across the United States.
Our goals include:
If you value our schools and public education, we invite you to join into our growing movement!