San Diego students to rally in Old Town on Dec. 14
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The group is calling for allies across the political spectrum to stand with students at a countywide rally being planned for Dec. 14 in Old Town.
The group is calling for allies across the political spectrum to stand with students at a countywide rally being planned for Dec. 14 in Old Town.
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School leaders from across San Diego County are pledging to keep their schools open and welcoming for all students, despite the recent election campaign that left some students and their families feeling vulnerable. The group is calling for allies across the political spectrum to stand with students at a countywide rally being planned for Dec. 14 in Old Town.

The December rally to support students is being organized by the San Diego Unified School District Office of Family and Community Engagement.

“We want every child in San Diego, California and the nation to know that schools are safe places, where you are welcome, no matter your religious background, gender identity or country of national origin,” said Superintendent Cindy Marten of San Diego Unified. “We refuse to let our students be defined by the way others see them.”

For us, students are defined by their dreams, and we support the dreams of every single one of our students.”

Following the recent presidential election, schools have heard from their teachers and staff that many students are feeling vulnerable. Leaders from the LGBTQIA, Muslim, organized labor and Latino immigrant communities have expressed their support for the planned Old Town march in December. The march to support students is being called a celebration of light in recognition of the special significance this time of year holds for many communities.

“We want to bring everyone together from across the political spectrum, across all racial and ethnic groups and across all communities in our county to say we support students,” said Richard Barrera, San Diego Unified School Board Member. “What we need now is not more division. What we need now is unity, tolerance and respect for others. That is what we will be marching for on Dec. 14, and we hope the whole county will come out to support our students.”



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mike smith
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December 04, 2016
Gee, I wonder if white, heterosexual Trump supporters would be welcome...
Batvette
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November 29, 2016
"No matter your... ...country of national origin".

"We refuse to let our students be defined by the way others see them."

Others... like the laws as legislated by democratic process?

I can't help but see this as government employees encouraging the breaking of US immigration law and hiding it under a veil of political correctness. I am not so detached from reality to promote that children of illegal immigrants should not be educated once they are here. However its pretty clear the American people do not agree with the open borders agenda these people are forwarding and these educators are using their positions to forward personal political beliefs, and distracting from childrens' educations while doing it.

Then again it may be something much simpler going on, the reduced head count of illegal immigrant children staying home means less state funding. Whatever it is these people seem to forget who pays their salaries, and not very much of it comes from the tax deductions of minimum wage migrant workers who can't vote.
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