AASA Releases Statement on Racial Unrest in Charlottesville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: 
James Minichello 
703-875-0723 
703-774-6953 (cell) 
jminichello@aasa.org

Alexandria, Va. – August 17, 2017 – Daniel A. Domenech, executive director of AASA, The School Superintendents Association, issued the following statement today on the events that unfolded in Charlottesville last weekend.

“A new school year is about to start. Unfortunately, every student, from pre-kindergarten through the 12th grade, will be impacted by the horrifying events that took place last weekend in a community — Charlottesville, Va. — that is near and dear to my heart. The basic rights and wrongs that we, as educators and parents, have been trying to teach our children have been challenged by what we’ve been reading about or have seen on our television screens.

“The question now becomes, how do we as school system leaders pull through? How do we move forward at a time when more than 50 percent of our nation’s students are children of color? What directions do we take when scores of young people are the children of immigrants and English language learners? How can we focus on test scores and academic outcomes when the most basic fabric of our society is being torn apart?

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