RAVE Mission/Values/Demands Updated

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Vision: To ensure that all Colorado students receive an authentic, whole, and equitable public education in order to become productive citizens within a diverse, multicultural and democratic society.

Mission: Mobilize students, parents, teachers, AFT/NEA members, and citizens in order to educate Colorado on the consequences of corporate driven privatization of public education.

We need courageous members who will:

  • Proclaim public education as a human right and fight for it.
  • Demand equitable, caring, and democratically driven neighborhood schools with equal participation from students, parents, teachers and community members.
  • Fight for a strong contract and excellent working conditions for all.
  • Fight for a student-driven learning environment in every classroom.
  • Demand authentic assessment and curriculum that is responsive to students in real time.
  • Demand full funding of public education with an eye on specific needs of students (including the tools and resources that teachers and students need).
  • Empower union membership to advocate for our profession, our students, and our schools.
  • Protect teacher autonomy and professionalism.
  • Speak the truth about the harm that corporate education “reform” policies have done to our students, teachers, and schools.
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4 Responses

  1. This plan is in need of actual actions or activities (The How to….) to get the job done.

    • pegwpen says:

      This is not an action statement – actions will be determined by RAVE as we move forward. Attend our meeting tonight as we plan our first actions! Once we determine the actions we will post them on the website. Hope to see you tonight.
      – Peggy Robertson

  2. Stefanie Fuhr says:

    To piggy back off of what Peggy stated, at the end of the last meeting, we came up with 4 specific action plans that we are going to focus on tonight!

    We are all about getting the job done!!!

  3. Rick Johnson says:

    I wish you all the best in your efforts to save public education in Colorado. I have two grandchildren in Castle Rock, and I have been watching carefully the shenanigans of the evil cabal there known as the DCSB . The more voices speaking out and standing up for the ideals of public schools, the better chance you have to be successful. American humorist, Garrison Keillor said it so well in 2004: “When you wage war on the public schools, you attack the mortar that holds the community together. You’re not a conservative, you’re a vandal.” It’s great to see RAVE joining others in pushing back against the vandals known as school reformers who really only want to privatize public education and destroy one more union.

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