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Action-A-Day 2/28: Sign the online open letter to WHS

ACTION:  

Follow the link below to read and sign the online open letter/petition in support of our county's most vulnerable citizens: our youth and their families. Last week local, state and national headlines were made regarding the actions of the administration, some teachers and students at Westminster High School, in Westminster MD.  The School Principal has made statements and taken action. Students are set to show solidarity with one another. And the board of education is set to make new polices which will have impacts on freedom of speech and art in our schools. Several local online and Facebook groups are working to support the students as they lead the community through issues of fairness and discrimination. Take action now to support equality. Add your voice to help ensure everyone is working in the best interests of the students and help public education be the best it can be.

Petition

Open Letter to Westminster High School Community & to The Citizens of Carroll County

To further support the students go to the new student Facebook page, We The People WHS for updates on how the community can support  student-led efforts.

Rally

Attend the rally Friday 3/3/17 at the Board of Education Office. More info here.

Read the following published opinion and news pieces:

Explore some thoughts on intentional and unintentional bias: How Social Bias Can Transfer From One Generation To The Next

Banning Art in the Classroom is a Losing Battle

School Asks Teachers To Take Down Pro-Diversity Posters, Saying They’re ‘Anti-Trump’

Students fight back after diversity posters banned from school for being 'anti-Trump'

A Maryland School Removed These Pro-Diversity Posters Because They Were "Anti-Trump"

BOE, Guthrie comment on removal of 'We the People' posters

Letter: Interpretation isn't reason to censor posters

Teacher Asked To Remove ‘Anti-Trump’ Diversity Posters