Statement of Solidarity for Teachers Against Child Detention

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We, the Caucus of Today’s Teachers, are educators in Denver Public Schools and per state law are also mandatory reporters of child abuse and neglect.

We believe that all children’s human and civil rights need to be respected and upheld at all times, regardless of national origin, race, language, gender identity, ethnicity, ability, or socioeconomic background.  As such, we strongly oppose the US government’s actions of family separation and child detention in shelters across the country like the one in Tornillo, Texas.

We strongly support the upcoming February teach-in about child detention in which educators from across the country will come together to educate each other and the public about the many dangers of child detention.

You can learn more about Teachers Against Child Detention here: https://www.teachersagainstchilddetention.org/