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Ill. teachers union joins National Day of Resistance

Day of Action events will take place in Chicago and other cities across the U.S.
Illinois Federation of Teachers releases statement
Illinois Federation of Teachers releases statement(WIFR)
Published: Jan. 12, 2021 at 2:32 PM CST
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - Thousands of parents, students, and teachers’ unions across the nation organized on Tuesday to demand the safe reopening of schools.

Illinois Federation of Teachers President Dan Montgomery issued a statement in support of the National Day of Resistance.

“The last ten months have exposed and exacerbated racial inequities that we failed to adequately address pre-COVID. Returning to a ‘normal’ that did not work for the majority of Black and Brown children and communities is unacceptable. We must take bold action to rebuild our school communities so that they are stronger and more equitable than they were before.

Sustainable Community Schools, rooted in community decision-making, wraparound supports, and culturally sustaining curricula is the humanizing, antiracist model of education that we need to achieve true equity.

The IFT is committed to working across Illinois to transform our education system into one that centers and prioritizes Black and Brown children, families, and communities,” Montgomery said.

Day of Action events will take place in Chicago and other cities across the U.S. For more information visit here.

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