PSAT for 1-15-13: Plan for today and plan ahead

Plan for today:

In honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Kuther King, Jr..s birthday, please join the Journey to Justice 2 webinar featuring colleagues Jitu Brown of KOCO, Karran Harper Royal of Parents Across America, and NYC organizer Zakiyah Ansari. Tuesday, January 15, 2013 8:30 PM Eastern Time [ET]. Register here.

A growing alliance of Grass-roots Community, Youth and Parent driven organizations successfully petitioned the Department of Education in November 2012 for a hearing on the civili rights impact of school interventions.  Scheduled for January 29th 2013, the alliance of parents and community leaders from Chicago, New Orleans, Oakland, Los Angeles, Boston, New York City, Baltimore, Dallas, Atlanta, District of Columbia, Detroit, Philadelphia, Wichita, Newark, Wilmington, Delaware, Kansas City and Eureka Mississippi will gather together to talk and truly listen. History teaches us that when we Journey For Justice peaceably progress comes. It is in this vein that a coalition of Grassroots Community, Youth and Parent driven organizations will travel by bus to testify, as their Journey For Justice predecessors did decades before them.  Parents and persons from the communities affected will speak at the inquiry.  J4J2 is asking for donations here to help defray the cost of their travel.

Plan ahead

Please plan to attend the testing forum, “Assessments that Make Sense,” featuring FairTest’s Dr. Monty Neill, a week from Thursday, January 24th, at 7 pm at Hartzell Methodist Church, 330 S Martin Luther King Drive, Chicago. Please print and share this flyer!

On Sunday, January 27, at 3 pm CT, a Parents Across America webinar will also feature Dr. Neill along with a teacher from Seattle’s Garfield High School, who will talk about the teacher test boycott. Please register here – slots are limited.


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