< Student Bill of Rights – Article 10 >
Over 90% of Providence students are youth of color, but you wouldn't know it by looking at the Providence Public Schools curriculum. Without culuturally relevant coursework, students struggle to see themselves in the material and as important voices in our world. So, in 2016, inspired by similar fights in California, Arizona, and Texas, Providence students decided it was time to fight for Ethnic Studies in their schools. This fight is still ongoing!
< Student Bill of Rights – Article 13 >
Crumbling buildings, deteriorating infrastructure, and unsafe health conditions have been a fact of life in Providence high schools for too long, adversely affecting students' health and education. In 2015, PSU launched a campaign to Fix Our Schools: calling for an end to the moratorium on school construction in RI, and for greater investment in school repairs. This campaign will continue until we realize our vision of a safe and healthy learning environment for all students.