On January 29, 2013, Journey For Justice held a community hearing at the Department if Education and demanded that their proposal for Sustainable School Transformation be added as the fifth option for struggling schools under the federal School Improvement Grants (SIG) program.
Through consistent pressure from organized parents, students and community school advocates, we are pleased to announce 'Victory!'
Now, the Sustainable School Community Transformation Plan is the fifth option in the federal SIG program where before it was not even a possibility. Let's Organize!!!
Join Us on May 9th 2014 – 8:30 PM ET for the Journey for Justice Alliance WebinarWebinar Registration
The J4J Children Are Not Collateral Damage Webinar – May 9th 2014 – 8:30PM ET
Jitu Brown, National Director of J4J Alliance, Deborah Meier, Educator for near fifty years, Activist, and President of Save Our Schools Board, Chicago’s Dyett High School Students, Diamond McCullough and Parrish Brown, as well as Sharon Smith, founder and Executive Director of Parent United for Local Education (PULSENJ), Newark New Jersey, will be featured speakers.
Jitu, Sharon and each of the Dyett students, Diamond and Parrish, were present at the 2013 Department of Education, Civil Rights Division hearing. They were there and gave Secretary Duncan a Sustainable School Transformation Plan. Please join them. Listen to their stories, share your own, and never forget the master plan, as Deb Meier reminds us…
I take enormous pleasure every time I see something that I've done that cannot be wiped out.
In some way ... I guess it's a protest against mortality.
It's the curiosity that drives me.
It's making a difference in the world that prevents me from ever giving up.
~ Deborah Meier