"A child's learning is the funtion more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Journey for Education Justice Campaign


ht to Stan Karp:

“Journey for Justice” is a national campaign against school closings led by parents, youth and community activists. Supporters from more than a dozen states, including NJ, will head to Washington, DC this Thursday and Friday to highlight this issue and the need for alternative models of school improvement and transformation. Details and contact info below.

Journey for Justice  2012
The Ride for Education Justice 
September 20-21 2012, Washington, D.C.

SEPTEMBER 20 
Rally @ Central Office for District of Columbia Public Schools
March to U.S. Department of Education and Rally 

SEPTEMBER 21 
Rally @ Congressional Black Caucus Convention  
Youth Listening Session with Congressional Youth Caucus

What We Want:
• Support For Community Models Of School Improvement
• A Process For School Transformation That Engages Parents And Community on the Front End!
• A National Moratorium On All School Closings, Turnarounds, Phase-Outs and Co-Locations.
• A Meeting with President Obama.
• A Federal Hearing on the Impact of the Impact of These Policies.

Contact
Johnnie Lattner   973 855-7329    Newark
Sharon Smith       973 336-8426    Newark
Lorenzo Richardson           201 240-4712    Jersey City
Bro Burns               973 460-4682    Paterson

WHO’S RIDING WITH US SO FAR?
Atlanta
Eureka, Mississippi
Baltimore
Boston
Philadelphia
Chicago
Dallas
Detroit
District of Columbia
New York
New Orleans
Wichita, KS
Newark, NJ
Oakland, CA
Kansas City, MO

3 comments:

  1. I am supporting this kind of movement. Closing of the schools should be opposed because, what will happen to all those people who wants to return to education?

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  2. If I have a chance, I would support this movement. Schooling is an opportunity we can't miss, and we should consider ourselves lucky for having opportunities. We can't close schools just because of its issues - think about the ones who are applying for charity or scholarships just to study. If we can't take that opportunity, let's give it to someone else who appreciates it and needs it most.

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    1. Correct! I'm so glad some people still understand that. Like my child; I believe she has a potential to be a writer some day, but not finishing school has quite an impact on her self-esteem. Being a parent, I would do everything to support her and make her realize that she'll be successful, but the way I see it, education is the only way. I'm sending her back to school. I never lose hope that one day, she'll be a great writer and all her works will be copyrighted.

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