With her upbringing as a LGBTQ+ identifying, half Black, and half Japanese student, she holds a strong stance in providing a perspective that uplifts a community of all backgrounds, including BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and those historically underserved by NTPS.
In order to achieve this change, Asuka prioritizes making choices for NTPS that accurately represent the diverse demographic of our community, as our district is in dire need of reform. A few of the ways she hopes to accomplish this includes:
1. Implementing Transparency
Creating clear lines of communication between students, caregivers, educators, district officials, and school board members to rebuild trust and community.
Putting a stop to the prioritization of funding district aesthetics (such as district office remodels and P. R) and instead prioritizing a distribution of funds into Student, Staff, and community needs. (such as proper staff pay, hiring of qualified mental health professionals, and students in need.)
Actively seeking out diverse and underrepresented voices in our community, as well as repairing the decades of distrust NTPS has created between the district and BIPOC communities. The prioritization of student voices will also improve educational outcomes across the demographic we serve.
4. Discipline Reform/ Institutional Reform
Abolishing Zero-Tolerance Policies that directly filter/criminalize BIPOC students into the School to Prison Pipeline; As well as Mandating further staff training on Anti- R*pe culture/ S*xu*al Harassment prevention & reporting.
Prioritizing the empowerment of all students, and effectively creating opportunities for those who have been underserved by NTPS. This would be reflected in actions such as the push for a diversified history curriculum that empowers BIPOC students; as well as the hiring of qualified BIPOC educators to empower students through positive representation.
Should any of these points reflect your beliefs of a positive impact to the NTPS community, we ask for your support in sharing Asuka's journey; and if possible, donating to her campaign.
All donations are greatly appreciated and will go directly towards funding Asuka's campaign necessities such as fees, community outreach, support, and related costs.
Thank you for taking the time to support the mission of one student, for all students.
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