The Linked Learning Alliance Commemorates the Anniversary of George Floyd’s Murder
Today marks the one-year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd. We hold space to honor his memory and the memories of countless other Black Americans murdered at the hands of police. In the wake of this injustice, against a backdrop of a global pandemic, young people across the country have stepped into leadership and activism, pushing their schools, communities, and the entire nation towards anti-racist, restorative practices. Their relentless pursuit of justice should be our guide not just today, but every day.
Public education is the bedrock of our democracy – it must uplift all young people through access to high-quality educational experiences that are rooted in community and built on relevance, equity, and hope, so they can fully participate in shaping civic, cultural, and economic life. As we look ahead to our country’s post-pandemic future, we must center transformational practices and policies that bring us closer to racial justice. The Linked Learning Alliance looks forward to continued work to reimagine the high school experience not just to deliver college and career learning that is real, relevant, and engaging, but also equitable, just, and restorative for youth and communities.