Why It’s Vital For Our Children To See Their Teachers Standing Up For Science

April 21, 2017

In an opinion piece run by the Huffington Post, 100Kin10 Founder and Executive Director Talia Milgrom-Elcott describes why she hopes students will see their teachers marching this weekend in the March for Science:

“As we march, my greatest hope is that my kids see their science teachers marching with them. As the founder of 100Kin10, a national network committed to giving kids a great STEM education by filling their classrooms with 100,000 excellent STEM teachers, I know how important it is for America’s future that sound science be taught in our classrooms. But just as important, I know from my experience as a parent that teachers’ actions outside the classroom shape the kind of learning their students experience. I hope my daughters see their teachers alongside doctors, engineers, researchers, and other members of the scientific community who are standing up for what they believe.

We trust teachers to act as role models for our children – to be knowledgeable, wise, analytical, patient, and compassionate. When teachers take action in support of our kids, they model the kind of real-world education our children deserve. They model the kind of engaged citizens I want my girls to grow up to be.”

Read the full op-ed here.