Human and Civil Rights Committee
The Human and Civil Rights (HCR) Committee is focused on the ‘No Labels, No Limits!’ campaign to eliminate student tracking in the MCPS.
Why is it important to remove labels and to give opportunities to all students?
Grouping students by labels or in certain classes with selective instruction is tracking. Students who have not been identified gifted have limited choices and are often prevented from participating in magnet classes and taking advance courses needed to get into colleges. All students deserve high quality of instruction. The No Labels, No limits initiative benefits all students and leads to achieving meaningful goals and outcomes, such as higher numbers of students prepared and ready to enter college or careers.
We need to give opportunities to all students without labels and limits. We believe that all children have unique gifts and talents that should be reinforced through equitable education, including differentiated instruction based on a rigorous curriculum.
"Boosting Success for 21st Century Learners: Equitable Practices for High Achievement"
The Human and Civil Rights (HCR) committee would like to send 5 or 6 teachers who are interested in working with HCR on issues of equity and excellence to the conference which will be Friday May 4. MCEA will cover the registration and provide union leave. (For more information on the conference see http://www.maec.org/conference/schedule.html)
If you are interested, please contact George Vlasits (firstname.lastname@example.org>) or Ed Hsu (EHsiayuan (:EHsiayuan_Hsu@mcpsmd.org) by April 25th.
Chair, MCEA Human and Civil Rights Committee
George Vlasits, Chair