About the Bill

We are happy to announce that the Ethnic Studies and Social Equity Working Group bill, H.3, became a law, Act 1, on March 29th, 2019. This is a historic bill with the potential to transform our educational system.  The bill establishes an Advisory Working Group to review state education standards and recommend updates and additional standards to the State Board that recognize fully the history, contributions and perspectives of ethnic groups and social groups.

The bill is only as strong and impactful as our movement. We can think of the standards as seeds. In 2021 the standards will drop. However, they will only flourish if the ground is ready. We are working with students, teachers, parents, and community members throughout Vermont to ready the ground and do the work of school transformation in parallel with the work of the Advisory Working Group.

Thank you for the support of all the people who believe in this work! Together we move towards a more just society in Vermont. And to learn more, check out our Act 1 FAQ Document!