Statement of Deborah Delisle, President and CEO of All4Ed, on the Killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd

Jun 2, 2020

“The horrific killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and countless others, and the passionate demonstrations that have followed across the country, show us once again that as educators and advocates for children, we have much more work to do to tear down racist systems and structures in the U.S. Candid, constructive conversations are long overdue; it is time for action. We at the Alliance for Excellent Education stand with those calling for justice and change in this country: our voices must be heard. We know students of color are disproportionately impacted by violence and trauma – with a direct impact on students’ learning and well-being both in and out of school. I hope this unrest brings renewed attention to the differences between life’s realities for white people and people of color, along with the courage to create lasting change.”

 

Deborah S. Delisle is the president and CEO of the Alliance for Excellent Education, the parent organization for Future Ready Schools and served as assistant secretary of elementary and secondary education at the U.S. Department of Education from 2012 to 2015. 

 

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