January 26, 2017
Continuing Protections for Young People Currently Covered by DACA

As leaders of America’s state and local public school systems, we urge the Administration to maintain vital protections for young people currently covered by the DACA policy. These young people are an integral part of our communities. They are students playing productive, positive roles in our schools. They are, by definition, law-abiding, hard-working young people who typically came to this country through no choice of their own. We urge our national leaders to maintain protections for them.

In the meantime, we will continue to ensure that our schools are places of safety and dignity for all students. Our first duty as adults and as educators is to make sure our children are safe. Our schools represent our hopes for our country – let us work together to make them the safe and welcoming places that they ought to be.