The Social Responsibility of Educators

Lynn M. Gangone

As today’s leaders in educator preparation, we must address the persistent problems and inequities of access, discrimination, and bias that plague our schools and communities. It has long been the work of educators to embrace their social responsibility and instill in children the importance of making a difference in the world. We must continue to tackle social justice issues, including the underrepresentation of culturally and linguistically diverse populations among educators. Please take a few minutes to watch the video below (or read the transcript) to learn how you can engage with AACTE to promote the social responsibility of educators.

At AACTE’s 2020 Annual Meeting in Atlanta, February 28 – March 1, we will address how to act as change agents through the conference theme, “Disrupting Inequities: Educating for Change.” Registration is now open! For more information, visit


Tags: , ,

Lynn M. Gangone

President and CEO, AACTE