Friday, April 15, 2011

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SACRAMENTO PROGRESSIVE ALLIANCE: Staying Power (Statement on Friday evening from the Sac State student protesters)

SACRAMENTO PROGRESSIVE ALLIANCE: Staying Power (Statement on Friday evening from the Sac State student protesters)

Staying Power (Statement on Friday evening from the Sac State student protesters)


Posted on April 16, 2011 by sacstatesqe

We have had a fantastic Friday with all the love and support shown to Sac State, thank you everyone! We had students come in from San Jose State, SF State, UC Santa Cruz, and UC Davis you guys are awesome. Our faculty continued to stop by with their classes and we continue to educate about the movement. We can’t wait to see where this road takes us.

We had a press conference at 4pm with local media, which was

students first? Lighting My Own Torch

Lighting My Own Torch


Because Michelle Rhee has chosen to delete and moderate comments at her studentsfirst.org/blog site, I have decided to mirror her posts and allow unmoderated commenting. Go for it. (Rheelinks link to original)

As of March 25, 2011 it appears blog comments have been shut down at studentsfirst dot org. Comment here!!

FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2011

Lighting My Own Torch

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I watched the Oprah Winfrey episode with Michelle Rhee back in December of 2010. As I sat on my couch avoiding a looming homework assignment, I felt inspired more than ever to be a part of this movement. So, I went to the website and I joined Student'sFirst. I was definitely going to be a part of the first million to sign up.
Now what? I am the Chief Executive Officer of WFH Inc. (Wills Family Household) and while the title decorates my name quite nicely, the pay... Well let's just say I do it for the love. I can't donate thousands of dollars and when exactly was I planning on advocating for yet another cause? Somewhere in between tomorrow’s dental appointment, next week’s homework assignment and the weekly chore of cleaning the house. Let's not forget the church events and the play date scheduled for this weekend. It seemed impossible. That was until last week.
I received the email that Michelle Rhee would be attending a forum at Spelman

Oakland makes national news – in a good way | The Education Report

Oakland makes national news – in a good way | The Education Report

Oakland makes national news – in a good way

By Katy Murphy
Friday, April 15th, 2011 at 5:03 pm in Algebra/Math, elementary schools, literacy,students.

When friends and relatives from other parts of the country see Oakland in the news, it’s almost always because something tragic or bizarre has happened here. I’m sure many of you can relate.

Now I hate to speak too soon — I wasn’t near a TV at 3:20 this afternoon — but Ibelieve BET aired a piece about Amir Ealy and 22 other African-American boys in Oakland who earned perfect scores on their 2010 math or reading tests. The network used some of our footage (with permission) in this one-minute news brief, which is now posted on its website.

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