Words of Wisdom: Our Live Event with the National Charter Collaborative


Words of Wisdom: Our Live Event with the National Charter Collaborative

If you missed our live joint event, “Centering Communities: Why Charter Leaders Excel in Crisis” with the National Charter Collaborative (NCC), you still have an opportunity to view and engage with our robust conversation about how charter leaders, schools, authorizers, and communities can work together to help students thrive.

Here are just a few of the compelling thoughts shared by leaders during the event:

We have a national mandate to do something different for students than what we are doing now: 63 percent of all parents say we need change in our education system, while a much higher 78 percent of Black parents say we do. We need to be more responsive to the aspirations and needs of communities.” —Karega Rausch, President & CEO, NACSA

The acknowledgment that our community has a genius that already exists is one of the core operating principles of the way that we show up to the work.” —Anpao Duta Flying Earth, Executive Director, Native American Community Academy & NACA Inspired Schools Network

We live in a constant state of crisis. We live in a constant state of survival. What does it mean to live through this period of time?” —Rafiq Kalam Id-Din, Managing Director and Founder, Ember Charter Schools for Mindful Education, Innovation, and Transformation

We’re setting up our leaders to be able to do this work that is already very risky, even more so for leaders of color. We have to think about sustaining our leaders of color from a resource and access perspective.”—Aasimah Navlakhi, CEO, Build, Excel, Sustain (BES)

Watch the entire event here.

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