By Peter Cunningham, Executive Director
From all corners, comes the push for educational justice: “One Voice warrior” Ashe Jones, parent ShaRhonda Knott-Dawson, personalized learning pioneer Phyllis Lockett, Seattle parent Matt Halvorson, businessman Jeff Bezos, Memphis education advocate Mendell Grinter, and a gathering of Delaware parents. The fight continues in the courts of Michigan and Minnesota. Latino parents are pressuring the new governor of New Jersey. The New York Times is pressuring the mayor of New York to pick a reformer to lead the nation’s largest school system. The feds are pressuring Texas over special education services. Former Education Secretary John King, now with Education Trust, reflects on our losses from the past and our hopes for the future.
Back in September 2016, Chalkbeat Detroit’s Erin Einhorn writes a great article on the “community” lawsuit against the state of Michigan and it’s lack of improving K12 education in Detroit. While DPSCD was under state control.
Feel free to share this #Voices4Ed Tweet: “We will make better choices when we grapple with our history.” @JohnBKing on #MartinLutherKingJr and the work still ahead.