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Build an Integrated Metro-Wide School District for Detroit

Build an Integrated Metro-Wide School District for Detroit

Reflecting on “The Ferndale Document” (The Truth About Segregation in Ferndale Public Schools) and this passage really spoke to me. ”  all but the very wealthiest suburban school districts are experiencing financial hardships. Unable to rely  on  either the  state  or  private  contributions to  keep their districts afloat, and with few new residents or even [...]

July 31, 2011 Nicole Conaway Public Education Comments Off on Build an Integrated Metro-Wide School District for Detroit

No Early Endorsement of Obama at NEA!

No Early Endorsement of Obama at NEA!

The following is the statement distributed by the Equal Opportunity Now/BAMN caucus of the National Education Association opposing the union’s early endorsement of President Obama for the 2012 Presidential elections. The proposal was put forward by NEA President Dennis Van Roekel despite the fact that at last year’s convention he said, ““Today our members face [...]

July 3, 2011 Donna Stern Labor Movement, Public Education Comments Off on No Early Endorsement of Obama at NEA!

EON/BAMN Candidate Statements for NEA Officer Elections

EON/BAMN Candidate Statements for NEA Officer Elections

Public Education Must Be a Right – Our Children Are Not for Sale! Save Dr. King’s Vision for America! Build the New Student-Led Civil Rights Movement Organize Independent, Integrated, United Teacher/Student/ Community Action to End the Legislative Attacks Stop Relying on the Democrats to Save Us Tax the Billionaires, Banks and Corporations to Create Funding [...]

July 1, 2011 admin Labor Movement, Public Education Comments Off on EON/BAMN Candidate Statements for NEA Officer Elections

BAMN Runs for Leadership of the National Education Association

BAMN Runs for Leadership of the National Education Association

I am Mark Airgood I am running for NEA President on the EON/BAMN slate because I believe that we can defeat the attacks on public education, our students, and our union. To win, the NEA must act boldly our own historic principles. I am a leader committed to doing that. The central issue of this [...]

June 30, 2011 admin Labor Movement, Public Education Comments Off on BAMN Runs for Leadership of the National Education Association

Victory: Catherine Ferguson Academy Is Saved!

Victory: Catherine Ferguson Academy Is Saved!

Students from Catherine Ferguson Academy for Young Women, a Detroit public school that has received international accolades as a successful model for educating pregnant and parenting teenage mothers, held a sit-in that created a national movement that successfully kept their school open, and is a national model of how to fight and win in the [...]

June 19, 2011 admin Catherine Ferguson Academy, Public Education Comments Off on Victory: Catherine Ferguson Academy Is Saved!

Save Catherine Ferguson Academy!

Save Catherine Ferguson Academy!

Keep Catherine Ferguson open under its current philosophy and character. No expulsions, forced transfers, firing, or jailing of the heroes of Catherine Ferguson, who took collective, peaceful action to save their school. Drop the charges against the defenders of Catherine Ferguson. Offer the position of principal to Catherine Ferguson’s Principal Andrews if she chooses to [...]

June 16, 2011 admin Catherine Ferguson Academy, Public Education Comments Off on Save Catherine Ferguson Academy!