On September 11, 2017, TeachingWorks released a statement on the executive order to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The statement reflects on the importance of supporting “the 800,000 young people threatened by the prospect of deportation, and the teachers and educators who know, work with, and care for them.” It closes with an affirmation, a commitment, and a call to action:

TeachingWorks affirms the human rights of DACA children to the educational opportunities of our country. We will continue to support these young people by using public education as a lever for justice to disrupt inequality and promote social change. We ask you to join us in making quality education available and consistent for every child, and thus a force for making real the dream of a more just society.

Read the full statement here.

Deborah Ball is the director of TeachingWorks.