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Op-Ed: We Were Founded to Battle Racism and Injustice

  • June 9, 2020

In an op-ed for The 74 Million, Uncommon Schools President Julie Jackson explains why the Uncommon Schools network shut down for a day.

“With protests erupting across the country, with our own staff and families and students participating, with countless conversations happening about the toll these events were taking on us personally, it became clear that we, at Uncommon Schools, needed to take bold action,” says Julie.

“To process what was happening. To care for themselves. We knew it because it was exactly what we ourselves as people — not just as leaders — were feeling and needing.”

Read the full op-ed here.