The Vermont-NEA Racial Justice Task Force was established in 2015 as a response to the National Education Association’s initiative to eradicate institutional racism in our nation’s public schools (New Business Item B).
The Task Force is composed of representatives of Vermont’s education agencies, legislators and government agency representatives, school employees, parents, and students from around the state. Vermont-NEA’s task force decided that a virtual toolkit, “Advancing Racial Equity Vermont’s Public Schools” would be the best way to reach every school district in the state.
The toolkit includes information and resources for staff, administrators, and students. Within the toolkit is a 30-minute instructional film designed for school staff to view at in-service or staff meetings. Other components include: reading lists, for students and adults; links to organizations in Vermont; links to national organizations; and, sections for students, educators, and administrators.