“Lessons from Ferguson” and Responding to Cuomo on the BUS

On today’s Education Town Hall BUS:

  • David Greene of Save Our Schools who reported on competing gatherings and agendas at work in New York state schools — see Track 3 below;
  • Rosalie Friend, also of Save Our Schools, was unable to join the program on-air, but shares some notes in report below;
  • Denisha Jones, of United Opt Out and BadAss Teachers, previewed the NYCoRE (Collective of Radical Educators) Conference, “Justice not Just Tests” — see Track 4 below; and
  • FergusonForumReg Weaver, a past vice president of Education International and immediate past president of the National Education Association, speaking about “Lessons from Ferguson” — see Track 2 below.
  • The Education Town Hall segment on the Selma Bridge Crossing anniversary with Jesse Turner, of SOS and BAT, has been rescheduled for March 26.

DMV: Lessons from Ferguson

For DC-area listeners:
“Lessons from Ferguson: From Marches to Movement” takes place Saturday, March 7. See flyer for details.

NY: Justice Not Just Tests

For NY-area listeners:
“JUSTICE NOT JUST-TESTS” takes place on Saturday, March 21, 2015.
Location: James Baldwin School, 351 West 18th Street, Manhattan, NY 10011
Details on NYCoRE website.

New York and New Jersey Activism

Rosalie Friend of Save Our Schools planned to report on the response to Governor Cuomo’s assault on public education:

6087165A range of groups are working together. There are letter writing campaigns, billboards, trips to Albany, and Moral Monday rallies. [ Campaign details here.] NY State Allies for Public Education initiated a Protect Our Schools action in which people hold hands to surround their school building, and the teachers union, parent groups and other organizations are joining this action on March 12 in the city and March 26 outside NYC [see flyer at right].

NYSAPE is a coalition of 50 activist groups from around the state including Save Our Schools. The Alliance for Quality Education is joining this action. The NYC teachers’ union is also encouraging members to hold hands to protect our schools.

In conjunction with this report, SOS shares this video on opting out of PARCC tests in New Jersey:


The Education Town Hall broadcasts from Historic Anacostia in Washington, DC, Thursdays
at 11:00 a.m. Eastern on We Act Radio.
Listen live via TuneIn.
Shows are archived for convenient listening shortly after broadcast.

The Education Town Hall BUS is a monthly program
organized by BadAss Teachers, United Opt Out, and SOS March.
The program regularly airs on the 4th Thursday of each month.


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