The Board of Directors* of Chiefs for Change today released the following statement:
“As the nation’s top leader, the President of the United States offers a model and example to children throughout this country. Equivocation about racism, white supremacy, anti-Semitism, and domestic terrorism is intolerable anywhere, but especially from our top elected officials. As a bipartisan coalition of state and school district leaders, we commit to advance civil discourse that stands against evil. We will redouble our efforts to ensure students learn to be responsible adults and patriotic citizens who work toward a far different and more positive vision for this nation, and we urge our fellow leaders to join us in standing strong against hatred and bigotry.”
*The Chiefs for Change Board of Directors is made up of six current and former state and district education Chiefs: John White (Louisiana – Chair), Tom Boasberg (Denver, Colorado), Hanseul Kang (DC OSSE), Robert Runcie (Broward County, Florida), Hanna Skandera (formerly New Mexico), and Antwan Wilson (DC Public Schools).
ABOUT CHIEFS FOR CHANGE
Chiefs for Change is a coalition of state and district education Chiefs dedicated to excellence and equity for all students. Chiefs for Change members lead education systems serving 5.3 million students, 330,000 teachers, and 10,000 schools.