RE-EDUCATION: Activists in Atlanta, Ga., waged a two-month campaign to oppose the establishment of a military-themed high school.
The U.S. Marine Corps and the DeKalb County school board have postponed their plans to establish a military-themed high school after more than 100 parents, students, peace activists and veterans in the Atlanta-area community waged a two-month campaign against it.
“We are so far from what our children deserve,” said schools CEO Dr. Andrés Alonso. --- On Tuesday, March 3rd, over 250 parents, teachers, students, education advocates, and elected officials gathered inside the Fort Worthington Elementary School auditorium for a victory celebration. “We are here to announce we won,” said Pete Kannem, Executive Director for New Leaders for New Schools, part of the Baltimore Education Coalition (BEC). Last week Gov.
“The issue is safety,” said Jo Greene, MTA Office of Communications and Marketing Director. “We don’t want students waiting on a bus.”
Freezing temperatures have hit Baltimore City this year, but it has not stopped Baltimore City students from letting their voices be heard.
“MTA don’t understand, we need a day-pass in our hand,” shouted a gathering of students led by the Baltimore Algebra Project (BAP) in front of Maryland Transit Authority (MTA) headquarters at 6 St. Paul Street on Thursday, February 5.
Ron Kipling Williams is a political/social performance artist, media activist, and member of the Indypendent Reader Editorial Group and the Radical Artist Movement (RAM). One of the biggest misconceptions about youth advocacy, and as ayouth advocate, I can attest to this, is that adults are manipulating the young people into engaging in actions that are counterproductive and consequently detrimental to their cause. This is not the case at all.
You’ve probably heard of the Peace Corps, study abroad programs, and extra-curricular projects, but odds are you haven’t heard about a local program that combines the philosophies and benefits of all of the above. For local young people interested in studying abroad, cross cultural education, and good old-fashioned hard work, a new program has emerged in Baltimore.
The following is a conversation between Marilyn Hunter and three students at the Community School in Remington. The school, which combines academic and mentoring programs, offers full-time day classes to youth ages 15-18. The curriculum is designed to prepare students to pass the GED exam and eventually enroll in college. The Community School was founded in 1982 by Tom Culotta along with residents of the Remington community.
Marilyn Hunter is a former teacher and education advocate. She was active in city-wide parent organizing during the 1980s when her children attended Baltimore City Schools, and she worked for 17 years as an organizer for the Maryland State Teachers Association.
Baltimore is a hard city for kids. Issues of racism, classism, and sexism trickle down to the most vulnerable within each oppressed group. Some of the hardest hit are always the children and, by extension, those who care for them (usually mothers, female relatives, and/or female workers). Caretaking in this society is an underpaid or unpaid task; few even question the invisible workload or lack of value assigned to taking care of children’s needs.