“The terrorism carried out against Israel Oct 7th is horrific to watch, difficult to process and impossible to comprehend. Terrorism –an unprovoked assault against humanity– in any part of the world is not okay, and it is easy to sit by in stunned disbelief, unable to sense make and even try to ignore the horrific images. But that is what should concern us all, because real solutions live in our actions and reactions.
Our school district serves students representing more than seventy countries and no child should feel afraid, unworthy, invisible, voiceless, and powerless.
Antisemitism, anti-Muslim, anti-Asian, racism, or discrimination of any kind has no place in Dallas ISD. That is why we must not be silent; we must live out our human rights and responsibilities by choosing to be upstanders not bystanders. Every student should be welcomed and embraced in Dallas ISD.
It is vitally important that every parent be assured that Dallas ISD is the place we say it is—a place where we don’t just talk equity and excellence, where we do not tolerate differences but instead embrace them; one where we do it, every day, for every student.”
Stephanie S. Elizalde, Ed.D.