Tuesday, September 20, 2016

“It matters to me who becomes the next U.S. Education Secretary…” – Cloaking Inequity

“It matters to me who becomes the next U.S. Education Secretary…” – Cloaking Inequity:

“It matters to me who becomes the next U.S. Education Secretary…”



Will I see you in New York next week? I’ll be trekking to the East Coast for a day to attend the Journey for Justice conference at SUNY Old Westbury.

I am honored to present @J4J_USA conference to talk about a community-based education platform 6/26 @SUNYOldWestburyMaguire Theatre 1:30 pm

After the conference at SUNY, thousands are expected to demonstrate at the Sept. 26th presidential debate in protest of public education cuts in African American and Latino communities across the nation.
Unfortunately, I’ll have to watch the march and debate on my five hour flight back to Sacramento on Jetblue.
The Journey for Justice Alliance (J4J) is a national network of inter-generational, grassroots community organizations led primarily by Black and Brown people in 24 U.S. cities. With more than 40,000 active members, we assert that the lack of equity is one of the major failures of the American education system. Current U.S. education policies have led to states’ policies that lead to school privatization through school closings and charter school expansion which has energized school segregation, the school-to-prison pipeline; and has subjected children to mediocre education interventions that over the past 15 years have not resulted in sustained, improved education outcomes in urban communities.
This from Journey for Justice and Jitu Brown.
CHICAGO – A national coalition of parents, students, teachers and activists have vowed to travel to Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, on Monday, September 26th, and join with thousands of other people who will protest the first presidential debate due to cuts in public education and the impact on students of color.  Activists, led by the Journey for Justice Alliance, have demanded Democratic nominee Sec. Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump release their respective K-thru-12 education platforms and meet with school leaders prior squaring off.
A coalition led by the Journey for Justice Alliance (J4JA) with more than 40,000 members from 24 cities across the US is galvanizing. Organizers say they will release a seven-point platform that tackles school privatization, the school-to-prison pipeline, standardized testing and a myriad of other failed education interventions that have led to massive school closings, charter proliferation and other schemes that have not improved education outcomes in urban communities.
“Our voices have been locked out of any discussion about public education during the race to the White House,” said Jitu Brown, national director J4JA. “Both Clinton and Trump have closed their ears to those of us who have protested, boycotted, waged hunger and teacher “It matters to me who becomes the next U.S. Education Secretary…” – Cloaking Inequity:

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