Our Children Deserve Better

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September 7, 2017

Building on the Declaration of Principles that was released in January of this year, the Education Deans for Justice and Equity (EDJE), in partnership with the National Education Policy Center, released a new statement, Our Children Deserve Better: A Call to Resist Washington’s Dangerous Vision for U.S. Education.

Our Children Deserve Better details the values that underlie our vision for education in a democratic society: protecting and nurturing our children, empowering educators, and investing in public schools.

Formed in 2016, Education Deans for Justice and Equity (EDJE) is a nationwide alliance of education deans that advances equity and justice in education by speaking and acting collectively and in solidarity with communities regarding policies, reform proposals, and public debates. Dean Deanna Iceman Sands of Seattle University College of Education is a founding member of EDJE and serves on EDJE’s steering committee.

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