Roughly 15,000 immigrant children are being held in federal detention centers — apart from their parents — and these NEA members say it must stop.
“We are creating confident, strong citizens, who are collaborative, compassionate, and powerful,” Mandy Manning tells delegates.
Doing what is best for students may mean taking action outside the classroom. “We have to be willing to get uncomfortable,” says Mandy Manning.
A teacher of newly arrived refugee and immigrant students, Washington educator believes teaching fearlessness in students is a critical first step in creating a more hopeful, safer, and kinder society.