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TEACHERS, PARENTS, STUDENTS, AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS ARE SAFELY COMING TOGETHER
The line on this map represents a growing number of educators and supporters who are virtually standing in line precisely 6 feet apart, starting at the US Capitol Building.
They are asserting their boundaries, rejecting professional abuse, and demanding to be the centralized voice in redefining education.
WHEN YOU JOIN THE LINE BELOW, THE LINE WILL GROW ANOTHER 6 FEET.
AS YOU ASK OTHER'S TO JOIN, IT WILL CONTINUE TO GROW.
NEXT ACTION STEPS
Ask someone else to stand beside you
HOW TO TAKE ACTION LOCALLY
For decades, educators have taken on roles that go far beyond their professional responsibilities and training. They have demonstrated their willingness to do more work with less resources for the sole purpose of serving their students to the best of their abilities.
The recent pandemic has magnified an expectation that both teachers and students must unnecessarily risk their lives and well-being for the sake of returning to the status-quo. This unacceptable expectation results from a consistent lack of teacher agency, balanced representation, and appropriate funding. Over time, these conditions have cultivated unhealthy working environments for educators, and subsequently, inadequate learning conditions for students.
Teachers’ voices must be centralized in policy making, professional expectations, measures of success, and curricular development. Teachers have been advocating for greater representation and participation within a system that has put them on the sidelines for decades.
It is time for educators to advocate for themselves and their students through collective action that demands policy change. In doing so, they will create an undeniable truth that cannot be ignored.
Teachers are drawing the line, and they need your support.
WHO WE ARE AND WHY WE ARE HERE
Drawing the Line is a grassroots campaign that emerged from the work of the TeachUp community. TeachUp is a teacher self-empowerment and advocacy group with members from around the United States, Canada, and more. This campaign has no corporate sponsorship or related funding.
This campaign was built to support any organization or efforts for teacher advocacy
through providing a vehicle for collective action and mobilization.
Check out our tenants below to see if your organization aligns with any of our values.
Contact us to find out how we can support your efforts!
TEACHERS ARE DRAWING THE LINE FOR WHAT EDUCATION CAN BE
Below are fundamental things that EVERY educator needs in order to serve their students in a safe, healthy, effective, and equitable way
Below are the 9 core tenets of our campaign. Click on each to see details and suggested policy resolutions that we support. If you or your organization is advocating for any of these tenets and you need a vehicle to help you mobilize collective action, please contact us to let us know how we can support you.