The BadAss Teachers associa-
tion is just a year old and already 50,000 strong. Their rally at the U.S. Department of Education is just days away, on July 28. Pre-rally leadership programs are sold out, and BATs are on their way to DC in droves. What is driving this movement and where is it headed? Mark Naison, co-founder, and Marla Kilfoyle, general manager, join the Education Town Hall on Thursday, July 24 at 11 a.m. to share their journey. Myriad BATs from across the country
will participate, and your voice is welcome, too.
TuneIn Thursday, July 24, at 11 a.m. eastern.
Visit BAT blogspot for more, including reflections from Education Town Hall regular and BAT administrator, Dr. Denisha Jones.
July 28 Rally Schedule
BAT MARCH ON D.C.
Monday, July 28TH US Dept. of Education Plaza
400 MARYLAND AVE, SW 10 A.M. – 5 P.M.
- 10:00 – NATIONAL ANTHEM: BAT Elizabeth Rose
WELCOME: Dr. Denisha Jones, BAT admin; activist: United Opt Out/Save Our Schools
- 10:15-10:30 — Helen Gym, Parent Advocate, Parents Across America
- 10:30-11:00 Gus Morales, Holyoke Teachers Assn; BAM Rousemary Vega, Chicago
- 11:00-11:30 STATIC VYBE – DANCE TROUPE FREDERICKSBURG VA
- 11:30-12:00- Rap sensation,Jeremy Dudley AKA ORIGIN
“STOP THIS MADNESS” and “FRONTLINES” from “Highly Effective” album
- 12:00-12:30 LUNCH/WRITE ARNE A LETTER
- 12:30-1:00 COMMEDIA DELL’ AKRON – Oppressed Theatre Performance
- 1:00-1:30 BAT FLASH MOB
- 1:30-2:00 Adell Cothorne – Whistle-blower (Rhee cheating scandal)
- 2:00-2:30 BAT BAND – “A CLASS ACT”
- 2:30-3:00 Musician Barry Lane/ BAT Becca Ritchie — A folk song experience
- 3:00-3:15 Asean Johnson, Education Activist
- 3:15-3:30 BAM Shoneice Reynolds, CHICAGO
- 3:30-3:45 – Allen J. Cannon, U.S. Congressional candidate, N.J.
- 3:45-4:00 Dr. Yohuru Williams, BAT Admin and author
- 4:00-4:15 CLOSING REMARKS