Faculty Council Responds to the January 27, 2017 Executive Order on Immigration

January 31, 2017

The Faculty Council of the Faculty Association expresses sincere concern for any MCC faculty, staff, students, and their families, affected by the recent executive order targeting refugees and people from Muslim-majority nations. The Faculty Association embraces and stands in solidarity with all of the faculty, staff, students and community members of MCC, particularly those who have been specifically targeted by political rhetoric and action. We support the mission of Monroe Community College to embrace diverse learners and to provide access to educational opportunities free from discrimination. Additionally, we urge President Kress and the Board of Trustees to take action to ensure our campus is safe and supportive for students, faculty, staff, alumni and their families of different races, ethnicities, religious backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities and expression, abilities, and immigration statuses.

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Weingarten speaks on the future of public education

In a speech at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., AFT President Randi Weingarten juxtaposed two approaches for education that would have vastly different consequences for America's students. Either build on the bipartisan consensus of the Every Student Succeeds Act to provide all families with access to great neighborhood public schools, or promote the dangerous, destructive approaches that Donald Trump's education secretary nominee advocates to undermine and privatize public education.