The Little Rock Education Association, an affiliate of the Arkansas Education Association, has declared a one-day strike on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019 to protest actions that members there say will lead to the resegregation of Little Rock’s public schools. Those educators are unwilling to return to Little Rock’s troubled past, which included an Executive Order from President Eisenhauer and the use of the National Guard to integrate Little Rock Central High School in 1957, following the 1954 ruling in Brown v. Board of Education.
To ensure that Little Rock students are not pushed back, LREA members are fighting to stop a dangerous plan that threatens to resegregate the district. Please see the letter below from the LREA President Teresa Knapp Gordon for ways that you can support your LREA colleagues.
As you are aware, there is an ongoing crisis in Little Rock, Arkansas between the Governor, the State Board of Education, the Secretary of Education, and the educators and community of Little Rock School District. We are in the fight of our lives for the future of our public schools and our children. We would appreciate any and all support that you and your membership could send our way. Some specific asks:
LREA and its members appreciate any and all support that you can provide.
Teresa Knapp Gordon, President
Little Rock Education Association
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