Our Statement on the Trump Administration’s Decision to End DACA

In response to today’s announcement from the Trump administration, WA Charters released the following statement and call to action:

As expected, this morning, the Trump administration announced its decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA has allowed certain undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children to be granted a type of temporary permission to stay in the U.S. called “deferred action.”

The impact of the administration’s decision to rescind DACA will directly impact 800,000 young people across our country who have relied upon DACA for protection against deportation. Many public school students and employees, including those at charter public schools, are DACA recipients. The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project estimates that here in Washington, 40,000 youth stand to be directly impacted. While ending DACA will be most immediately felt and deeply personal for these individuals and their loved ones, its impact will be far-reaching, affecting all Americans who look to our nation’s leaders to uphold our nation’s fundamental democratic values.

While we are still waiting to see what a DACA rollback plan may look like, WA Charters remains committed to standing up for the civil rights of all students at every turn – regardless of their immigration status. Given today’s announcement, it is clear that legislative action to protect the civil rights of students is more urgent than ever. We stand firmly with elected officials from both sides of the aisle, business leaders, educators, and community organizations across our state and nation in support of DACA recipients who are seeking a quality education to prepare them for college, career, and a better life for their families.

The only permanent solution for DACA recipients is to pass legislation that gives them the security of legal status and the opportunity to become citizens and continue to build their lives in this country – the country they have called home for most of their lives.

Congress now has the responsibility to make this right. We invite you to join us in urging them to pass—and the president to sign—the Durbin-Graham DREAM Act of 2017.

Click here to be connected directly with your members of Congress and ask them to co-sponsor the DREAM Act of 2017. If you’ve already taken this important action, share the opportunity with your network.

 

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🗓️ UPDATE! The Charter 101 event scheduled for Oct. 24 in Spokane will be RESCHEDULED! More details to come - stay tuned!

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Don't miss your chance to learn more about charter public schools!

Attend the Charter 101 information session on Oct. 24. from 6pm-7:30pm at Pride Prep Public Charter School, 811 E. Sprague Ave. Suite A, Spokane, WA 99202.

Current and potential charter school families and the community are invited to learn more about charter public schools. We’ll be there to answer questions and provide the facts. There will also be the opportunity to hear from parents, staff, and partners.

Childcare will be provided for kids 4 and up and light snacks will also be available.

RSVP here: bit.ly/WACharters101
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Washington State Charter Schools Association

In honor of #NationalSchoolLunchWeek try this Kale and Apple salad recipe from Willow Public School, Walla Walla. Willow students enjoy meals made from scratch with food sourced from farms within 30 miles of the school! 🍽️ This recipe is VERY popular with Willow kids - see how YOU like it! ... See MoreSee Less

1 day ago

Washington State Charter Schools Association

“The past few years have generated intense public education debates throughout our city and the state on what public education options should be available to families and students. Why is another quality public education option for our families a bad thing?

Politics aside, new academic opportunities that reflect our community are something we can all embrace. The one thing we as educators hear over and over again is that parents want to enroll their children at local, high-quality public schools that are good fits for their kids. RVLA is here to help answer that call.”

ICYMI: Be sure to check out the this Northwest Asian Weekly commentary from Rainier Valley Leadership Academy and Rainier Valley Leadership Academy High School principals Chen and Lloyd.

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Have questions about charter public schools?

Join us for a Charter 101 information session on Oct. 24. from 6pm-7:30pm at Pride Prep Public Charter School, 811 E. Sprague Ave. Suite A, Spokane, WA 99202.

Current and potential charter school families and the community are invited to attend and learn more about charter public schools. We’ll be there to answer questions and provide the facts and there will also be the opportunity to hear from parents, staff, and partners.

Childcare will be provided for kids 4 and up and light snacks will also be available.

RSVP here: bit.ly/WACharters101
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Want to know more about charter public schools?

Attend the Charter 101 information session on Oct. 24. from 6pm-7:30pm at Pride Prep Public Charter School, 811 E. Sprague Ave. Suite A, Spokane, WA 99202.

Current and interested charter school families and the community are invited to join us and learn about charter public schools. We’ll be there to answer questions and provide the facts. There will also be the opportunity to hear from parents, staff, and partners.

Childcare will be provided for kids 4 and up and light snacks will also be available.

RSVP here: bit.ly/WACharters101
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“...We have all these people who want to make education better and they all have a different way of adding to the school and leading in the school…”

Watch this humanities teacher describe how she and her colleagues help change the education trajectory for their students.
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