New Business Item 21 (2019)Adopted as Modified
NEA will create an electronic toolkit that will assist locals in developing member allies who will serve as diversity ambassadors to engage in courageous conversations in an effort to support educators of color and other targeted and marginalized educators.
Teachers of color make up approximately 18% of the workforce while students of color are the majority in classrooms. TOCs often leave education because supports are lacking. Fellow educators want to assist, but need strategies that support their peers.
Angela Anderson - CO
This item cannot be accomplished with current staff and resources under the proposed Modified 2019-2020 Strategic Plan and Budget. It would cost an additional $10,500 for updating an existing toolkit.