It’s April and we are about to go full speed ahead with testing season!

Remember, if you are a parent – you have the right to refuse the test for your child. This is especially important if you work in a state in which there are union protections. You have more protections than our union family members in right-to-work states – those of us that can use our voices MUST!

Things brings us to the focus for April “No One Should Stand Alone!”
There are many times when we feel like we are alone, especially if we are the victim in a workplace bullying or harassment situation. It’s important to remember that we need to strengthen our union, strengthen our relationships, and strengthen our own inner fortitude in this fight for public education.

Focus 1: Conditions for Students, Families and Communities: Support our New Americans – “Dreamers”

Focus #2 – Racial & Social Justice in Schools – The intersection of racial justice and unionism

Focus #3 – Our Health & Wellness, Our Profession, Our Co-workers –
Check in on your colleagues

Focus #4 – Education policy & Legislation – efforts to strengthen collective bargaining and union protections #Red4Ed Movement

Here is your To Do list for the month (More will pop up through the month so pay attention!)

To Do:
Join the NEA BAT Caucus

Contact your legislators to say NO to education budget cuts and Freedom Scholarships

Sign your support for HR 6

Donate to J4J: For every $10 donated, Schott Foundation will donate $20!

Dates to remember
April 2nd World Autism Awareness Day

April 4th
National School Librarian Day

April 16 – 30th
Donate to J4J and have your donation matched!

April 21st – 27th
National Administrative Professionals Week

April 22nd – GLSEN National Day of Silence