Advocating for Teachers of Color (April 2017)
Monday, March 6, 2017
Kamal Suleiman from Woodbury High School on behalf of Equity Alliance MN Youth Executive Board (YEB) testified in front of a Minnesota Senate Committee concerning to the bill SF 1555. The bill seeks to increase funding to advocate for more teachers of color and teachers who are American Indian.
Kamal shared his personal testimony of what it’s like to connect with a teacher who shares the Muslim faith. He made a point that there is a disconnect that students of color cannot connect with their teachers, and how it is important for students of color who have teachers that look like them. Kamal is also featured in South Washington’s school district news, to learn more about it, click here.