A group of Seattle-area teachers have launched a campaign to improve their education in the state’s education system, and their aim is to get the city’s educators to consider the needs of students and families.
Initiative Education for Families and Children (EFFAC) launched a website called the SEVENTY, which they said is intended to educate Seattle teachers about their roles in the school district.
“Our education system is the most broken in the nation and we need to fix it,” said teacher and activist Jennifer Williams.
“This is a place where kids can learn and be inspired.
We need to get teachers out of their classrooms, and we should be investing in them to help them be better educators.””
Teachers need to understand what the kids need and why the kids are learning.
They also need to support the kids in their communities, especially in the inner city, and that includes students of color.”
Effac has been running the website since last August.
“Our mission is to make it easier for teachers to get out and learn about the state of our schools and to do that they need to be in a place that is respectful of students, families, and communities,” said Effac executive director, Rachel Wieck.
“They need to have a seat at the table in the classroom.
They need to know how our students and teachers are doing and be prepared to work with students and staff to make sure that we are providing our students with the best possible education.”EFFac is working to make education more equitable by sharing information with schools and communities and by engaging parents and students.”
We’re doing this through the public education system.
We’re doing it through our community school systems.
We are doing it with parents, students, staff, and the community.
We want to engage the parents and families,” said Wieek.
Effact is currently working with teachers and administrators to implement a new curriculum that includes a more diverse group of students.
“We want to provide an environment where students are learning the language, the cultures, and understand that we don’t know everything, and what we do know is that we have to listen and learn from each other, so we are going to make this a safe, supportive environment,” said Williams.
“If we can make it so we can engage the community, the parents, the kids, and give them the tools they need, then we will be in the position to do it better.”
The group is also working to create an online platform where teachers can share their knowledge of students of all ages.