3 Things You Need to Know about Florida’s Ban of AP African American Studies

As you may have heard, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced last week that he would ban a pilot program for an Advanced Placement (AP) African American Studies course. While students, teachers, activists, and legislators in Florida speak out in opposition to this decision, there are a few crucial things you should know about the ban. We’ll continue to track this …

“Don’t Say Gay” Bill is Child Abuse and Spiritual Malpractice

For Immediate Release | March 28, 2022Contact: Jim Hile – Director of Digital Engagement and Communicationsjim@expectations.org Faith-based Education Equity Organization Responds to Governor DeSantis’ signing of Legislative Child Abuse Washington, D.C. – Today, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed the so-called “Don’t Say Gay” bill stripping protection from LGBTQ+ students and making any inclusion of the LGBTQ+ community in curriculum, discussions, …

INDIANA ADVOCATES MOBILIZE TO HELP DEFEAT HB1134

Earlier this week, Indiana Senate leadership announced that they would not move forward with House Bill 1134. This dangerous piece of anti-truth legislation sought to restrict educators’ ability to teach about race and racism. In addition to its chilling effect on honest classroom explorations of our nation’s history, the bill added onerous new work requirements for teachers and made it …

Why Is the Child Crying?

The most important question in the world is, “Why is the child crying?” Alice Walker In the American school system, Black youth are routinely denied the grace and innocence of childhood. Black children are perceived as older and guiltier than their white counterparts, a perception born out of an amalgamation of dehumanization and racism. This is a dangerous perception that …

Weekly News Roundup: ‘A double whammy for students of color…’

Our team is always seeking the latest news in the field of education. As advocates for a high-quality education for ALL students, we know we have to stay up-to-date on everything that’s going on in the education spheres of our nation…from the White House to the local public school district, from new legislation to the small acts of bravery and …