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Friday April 23, 2010 –

Albert Sykes and Marquis Lowe of the Young People's Project in Jackson, Mississippi, talk about organizing and self-educating youth in schools in order to not only ensure successful students, but to lay the foundation for a cohesive community outside school.

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Friday April 23, 2010 –

Leah Webb, an organizer with Citizen Action of New York, reminds us that an important way for us to pull ourselves out of a recession is to invest in education.

 

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Friday April 23, 2010 –

Dylan Torres, of Jóvenes Unidos in Denver, Colorado, reminds us of the potentially huge impact that immigrant youth and students could have, and the importance of organizing them. 

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Friday April 23, 2010 –

Zakita Royster, organizer with the Philadelphia Student Union, asks why students and teachers - but not principals, administrators, police, or policymakers - are the only ones "held accountable."

 

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Friday April 23, 2010 –

Sabita Ramsaran is a Youth Organizer for Desis Rising Up and Moving NYC. Ramsaran describes the increasing militarization of public schools in New York City, in particular Hillcrest High School in Queens.

 

 

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Friday April 23, 2010 –

Carlos Loumiet is a Partner at Hunton & Williams LLP and Board Chair of the New America Alliance. Loumiet discusses the role technology can play in ensuring an opportunity to learn for all students.

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Friday April 23, 2010 –

Greg Jobin-Leeds, Co-Founder and Chair of the Schott Foundation, discusses the need for teacher autonomy - and the need for policymakers to be held accountable as well.  

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Friday April 23, 2010 –

Gail Christopher, VP for Programs at the W.K. Kellog Foundation, discusses her organization's role in effecting change in education policy, and confronting our nation's history of racial conflict.

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Friday April 23, 2010 –

Russlyn Ali, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the US Department of Education, discusses the crucial role data plays in examining the achievement gap - and fixing it.

 

 

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Thursday February 25, 2010 –

Learn about the Opportunity to Learn Campaign, and its fight for four core resources: early childhood education, access to highly effective teachers, college preparatory curriculum, and equitable instructional resources.

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