Before the week ends, we have an exciting victory to share with you!
This week, Black, brown, and immigrant parents at Make the Road NY and across our New York City communities are celebrating: the Chancellor of the NYC Department of Education, Meisha Ross-Porter announced a historic $500 million investment in Culturally Responsive & Sustaining Curriculum for NYC’s children and their education!
We are thrilled that the City will honor its commitment to bring a Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Curriculum to NYC at scale for the entire system K-12.
As our member and public school parent in Queens, Lucia Diaz, said: “This is a huge win for parents and students across the city because we’re finally getting a curriculum centered on the history and voices of Black, brown, and immigrant communities. This major investment will help children like mine see themselves reflected in their learning and excel in the classroom.”
Parents across the city are especially excited by this unprecedented investment by New York City when, at this moment, white supremacist forces across the country are trying to normalize their dangerous ideology and further exclude Black and brown people from the country’s history.
Still, as we celebrate today’s major victory, we continue to uplift the need for successful school programming, like the Middle School Quality Initiative, and to further invest in deep and long lasting support for immigrant students and families.
We’d like to thank our allies at the NYC Coalition for Educational Justice, the Chancellor of the NYC Department of Education Meisha Ross-Porter, and the parents at Make the Road NY who organized for years to make this vision a reality.
¡Sí se pudo!