[J4J] on Title 6 Civil Rights lawsuits filed on behalf of students and parents from Newark, New Orleans and Chicago. While 40% of the students in Chicago are black 80 % of the students affected by school closings are Black, Out of 1000 students affected by school closures in New Orleans only 5 were white. Not one more closure of neighborhood schools! Title 6 complaints filed. Brandon Johnson a CTU teacher speaks to the precipitous decline of Black educators due to school closing as an attack on Black labor. Hold all elected officials accountable for the harm done to the Black and Brown communities
National Summit on Urban Education_Civil Rights Lawsuits Progress
Jadine Johnson answers WBEZ reporters question on progress of Title 6 lawsuits. Investigations active in all three cities where lawsuits were filed. Reverend Wilson speaks to need to advocate for Justice in the courts, in the legislature and in the streets.
National Summit on Urban Education, Jitu Brown and Dr. John Jackson
Jitu Brown in his introduction of Dr John Jackson Director of the Schott Foundation. Spoke to the need … “ to stop straddling the fence, the importance to speak power to power.” , what is important to say about Dr Jackson is, he is sincere…he remembers he is here to serve, and that he lives his commitment to the community. Dr Jackson stated: There is more power in this room than in the White House. We need to learn to use that power. Consider the story about the mule…that pulled the car out of the ditch? Otis, the mule acts differently when he knows he has support. We need to be that support, our work can be frustrating There is as there has been, hard work to do and more needs to be done. Brown [versus the Board of Education] was a first down not a touchdown.. The story of a Boy living in a tomb … there was someone willing to go to him …We cannot help people we are not willing to reach. Our challenge is to bring a living agenda to all … not just the bright 4.0 students but to all regardless of status.
Unchained but still not free our students are being pushed out of schools how do we get rid of that policy? Genetically we are 99.6 percent the same. It is social policies that make up “race.” Change the policy! Stop incarceration! Draw the line…or erase lines that divide us from our communities, our interests, and ourselves. Let’s talk about education, the economy, housing, food…Connect.