Workplace Equality

If our purpose is to build a society with liberty and prosperity for all, then we must acknowledge the existence of systems of oppression based on race, gender, sexual orientation, age, ability, and class. A movement must always consciously strive to fully embody the perspectives and aspirations of those on whose behalf it moves. No movement perfectly realizes this ideal (including FEA and FSO), but constant progress can and must be made. Just as the employees of a public education system should reflect the students it serves, so should the employees of FEA reflect the members it represents. Token inclusion is not enough. FEA and FSO have a shared responsibility to build a workplace that invites the equal participation of all groups in all of its aspects. Likewise, the efforts of the job — and the rewards — must be distributed justly.