In the past three issues of this newsletter, I have written about the NCSS Strategic Plan. This column continues with thoughts about Priority #4—Inclusiveness.
“NCSS encourages, promotes and ensures inclusiveness that reflects society and strengthens civic life.” In 2018 this priority looms greater almost daily. How does a diverse national organization like NCSS fulfill this priority constructively and without offending or upsetting members, legislatures, parents, and the public?
We are a very diverse nation with educators supporting a variety of causes. The quote “you can’t please everyone” has merit, yet as a national organization we realize our obligation is to try to serve social studies teachers and their students in every community in America. The three details (a, b, and c) of Priority #4 of the Strategic Plan can help us navigate this terrain.