[Boston Teachers Union Political Director Johnny McInnis spoke to the School Committee Wednesday about how the BTU believes BPS can improve the lives and academic achievement of children of color.]
I’m here to talk about the Black Lives Matter in Our Schools National Week of Action, which was launched two years ago during the month of October in Seattle, Washington. That is this week, February 4 through 8.
This movement drew participation from thousands of educators across the United States. The urgency for such a week of action is real. Hate crimes have spiked severely across the United States. The school-to-prison pipeline is fueling mass incarceration. Today, some 1.7 million students attend a school that has no school counselor but does have a police officer.