People With Whom We Partner

People With Whom We Partner2016-11-29T17:36:49-05:00
We partner with those who embrace a shared philosophy and advocacy. Past collaborations and successfully completed projects have given birth to great alliances and also helped ensure that, as a society, one day we will realize the greatest good. Our allies work is exemplary. It is illustrious of the principle empathy educates and our core belief: Education is an inalienable human right.
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EmpathyEducates and Partners take on challenges that ensure the greater good!

We are active, engaged, energetic, and enthusiastic! Our Call: Equity. Equality. Education is an Inalienable Human Right!
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People With Whom We Partner

Deborah W. Meier
Deborah W. MeierEducation Advocate
Deborah W. Meier currently serves as the Chair of Save Our Schools Board. She taught in urban K-12 public schools for near fifty years. Deb founded public schools in East Harlem and Roxbury. She is also a Board member and Director of New Ventures at Mission Hill, on the Board at FaitrTest and Coalition of Essential Schools.
Christine E. Sletter, PhD
Christine E. Sletter, PhDProfessor Emerita
Christine E. Sleeter is Professor Emerita in the College of Professional Studies at California State University Monterey Bay. Her work focuses on anti-racist multicultural education, teacher education, and critical family histories.
Michael Klonsky, PhD.
Michael Klonsky, PhD.Professor
Michael Klonsky, Ph.D. teaches in the College of Education at DePaul University in Chicago. He currently serves as the national director of the Small Schools Workshop.
Angela Engel
Angela EngelDirector Uniting4Kids
Angela Engel is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Uniting4Kids. She is the acclaimed Author of Seeds of Tomorrow: Solutions for Improving Our Children’s Education
Sherick Hughes, PhD.
Sherick Hughes, PhD.Associate Professor
Dr. Sherick Hughes is an Associate Professor and the Graduate Program Coordinator of the Cultural Studies and Literacies Program in the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His scholarship includes over 40 publications.
Amy Valens
Amy ValensTeacher. Filmmaker
Amy Valens began her teaching career in Dayton public schools in 1968. She also authored two children’s books. In recent years, Amy has become better known as a Co-Director, Co-Producer of August To June.
Diane E. Levin, Ph.D.
Diane E. Levin, Ph.D.Professor of Education
Diane E. Levin, Ph.D. is Professor of Education at Wheelock College in Boston, Massachusetts where she has been training early childhood professionals for over twenty-five year. She is an accomplished Author who advocates for the youngest among us.
Jitu Brown
Jitu BrownEducation Organizer
Jitu Brown married and father of one child, is the Education Organizer for the Kenwood Oakland Community Organization (KOCO). Born and raised on the south side of Chicago, Jitu has organized in the Kenwood Oakland neighborhood for over 17 years.
Nancy Carlsson Paige
Nancy Carlsson PaigeProfessor of Education
Nancy Carlsson Paige is Professor Emerita at Lesley University where she taught teachers for more than 30 years and was a founder of the University’s Center for Peaceable Schools. Nancy has written and spoken extensively.
Raynard Sanders, Ed.D.
Raynard Sanders, Ed.D.New Orleans Imperative
Raynard Sanders hosts The New Orleans Imperative, the only weekly radio show that focuses on public education in New Orleans. Ray has over thirty years of experience in teaching, educational administration, and economic and community development.
Geralyn McLaughlin
Geralyn McLaughlinDEY Director
Geralyn Bywater McLaughlin, M.Ed. is a founding teacher of the Mission Hill K-8 School. She serves as the Director of Defending the Early Years and Empowered by Play, which she also founded in 2009.
William Ayers
William AyersUniversity Scholar
William Ayers, Distinguished Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago (retired), is a member of the executive committee of the Faculty Senate and founder of both the Small Schools Workshop.
Bob George
Bob GeorgePartner. CoEditor
Bob, a lifelong Educator is also an Entrepreneur. Bob serves as the National Director for Save Our Schools. He is an active member of the Kenwood Oakland Community Organization and also the Journey For Justice 2 Alliance.
Betsy L. Angert
Betsy L. AngertAuthor. Educator
Betsy L. Angert is an Educator and Author. Teacher Education, Language and Visual Arts are among the subjects she teaches. Currently, Betsy serves as CoEditor and Communications Coordinator for EmpathyEducates

Expressions of Empathy

To teach is to learn twice!
Joseph Joubert, Philosopher
Since a better world will not happen overnight, there is nothing we can do that’s more likely to be part of the cure than to work on all fronts together, and nothing more likely to spread more disease than accepting the myth that this is a “crisis” of bad teaching rather than a broader crisis of democracy!
Deborah Meier, Bridging Differences; Problems vs. Solutions
To teach is to reach inside and outside yourself…to embrace learning!
Betsy L. Angert, BeThink
Education is a human and civil right!!!!
Bob George, Save Our Schools
I know it may sound trite, but the central issue remains one of justice.
Christine E. Sleeter, Professors
America needs an Education Spring!
Jeff Bryant, Institute for America's Future