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CESJ Statement of Solidarity for Critical Scholars/Scholarship:

The Critical Educators for Social Justice (CESJ) Special Interest Group (SIG) of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) is committed to the struggle for social justice, human rights and democracy in education for diverse communities. We promote research, teaching, and activism including but not limited to cultural, racial, linguistic, political, and economic self-determination within our classrooms, schools, and communities. 

A significant objective of CESJ is to promote communication and collaboration among critical educators and researchers working in public schools, universities, and community education programs. We believe that education, as a form of critical understanding, plays a crucial role in transforming society; therefore, we encourage the participation of educators whose work is founded upon these principles. We write this letter to emphasize our commitment to supporting critical scholarship and supporting critical scholars. Dr. Rochelle Gutiérrez has recently come under attack due to the critical nature of her work, such as explicit discussion of power and privilege in mathematics education. (For a timeline of events and relevant links and resources please visit this site: https://equitymathed.wordpress.com. This site also links to statements of support from 11 national organizations, such as the Research in Mathematics Education SIG, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators.)

These attacks have been aimed at other critical scholars in the past, and we know that they will likely and unfortunately continue to happen in the future. The Critical Educators for Social Justice SIG stands in solidarity with critical scholars engaging in transformative research and scholarship. We urge university administration to support scholars engaging in critical social justice research agendas. And we urge our community to come together to support each other. We also commit to supporting our graduate students doing this work and supporting the P-20 youth who may be participants in research projects. We know that when we stand together we are stronger and more powerful in our ability to create meaningful change in education. Thank you, CESJ Co-ChairsKari Kokka and Wayne Au

CPED Statement on White Supremacist Violence in Charlottesville, VA

NCTE CCCC Black Caucus Statement

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NCTE CCCC Latinx CaucusSeptember 6 at 4:30 p.m. · A Message from the Latinx Caucus of NCTE/CCCC

September 6, 2017The Latinx Caucus of NCTE/CCCC stands in solidarity with over 800,000 young people who are legally working and attending school in the U.S. and who are impacted by the president's decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) executive order. This decision is dehumanizing and continues to fuel a false narrative that criminalizes and demonizes our immigrant brothers and sisters, namely our DREAMers.We condemn the reversal of DACA and the drastic impact that this discriminatory decision will have on many young lives and families. We support the hopes and dreams of all individuals working and attending school to make the world a better place. We recognize and value all the positive contributions that DREAMers make to our schools, our communities, and our country as a whole, and we stand against any executive action that aims to harm and discredit our powerful youth. Further, we express a commitment to continue protecting the safety of our DREAMers on our campuses, at our events, and in our communities at large.

About the Latinx Caucus:

The Latinx Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) is a network of Latinx students, teachers, administrators and scholars serving students, families, and communities in K-20 educational spaces. We are committed to supporting the teaching, scholarship, stewardship, and success of those dedicated to the educational success of Latinx students, families, and communities in English language arts, literacy, composition studies and beyond.


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