The Caucus of Today's Teachers has officially released our platform.
Our platform was crafted by caucus members and is the result of months of revisions and edits. During the last school year, all caucus members were invited to write platform language and find shared values to define our mission to advocate for a more just Denver.
Our platform is listed below and can also be found here:
CAUCUS OF TODAY’S TEACHERS PLATFORM
WE BELIEVE THAT...
Open, transparent communication between members and elected leadership benefits everyone, elevates member voice, and ensures participation by all members
Democratic decision making is a best practice in schools and in the association
Educators are professionals and that educators’ time and expertise are valuable
Advocate for anti-racist policies and social justice in our schools and society for and with students, parents, community - not just for educators
Build and maintain partnerships with parents, community members, and other stakeholder groups
Defend true public education and fight for comprehensive community schools and against privatization
Inform members and the public about local, state, and national education research and news that impacts Denver and beyond
WE ARE COMMITTED TO A STRONG ASSOCIATION BECAUSE...
School choice has had drastic effects - Our association should be a model for others because of Denver’s experiences with school choice
Students are the reason we’re in this profession - Students’ well-being should be placed first in everything we say and do
A strong contract ensures an excellent education for students - Students’ learning environments are educators’ working environments
Supporting teachers is supporting students - When educators are supported, they are able to serve students better.