Public Schools

LAUSD, Broad Foundation, Charter Schools, Public Schools

One LA Leaders Denounce Broad Plan for School Privatization

Thursday, February 11, 2016
One LA

After welcoming new Superintendent Michelle King to the first LAUSD Board meeting of the year, One LA leaders delivered a strident statement in support of public education and against the Broad Foundation's charter expansion plan.  Leaders earned significant audience applause after emphasizing no plan should "ever refer to our children as 'market share....'" Read more about One LA Leaders Denounce Broad Plan for School Privatization

One LA IAF

South Bronx Churches, Metro IAF, Education, Public Schools, Teacher Development

Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina Takes Questions From Parents, Educators at Packed Bronx Forum

Friday, May 29, 2015
NY Daily News

From a mother's worries over failing schools to a teacher’s push for mental health services, the city schools boss opened her inbox to more than 500 concerned parents and educators at a packed town hall forum Thursday in the Bronx.

They traveled from as near as Mott Hall Science and Technology in the South Bronx and from as far away as Bushwick, Brooklyn, to drill Chancellor Carmen Fariña on hot-topic issues like the expansion of the city’s gifted and talented programs, teacher evaluations and school performance. Read more about Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina Takes Questions From Parents, Educators at Packed Bronx Forum

SBC

Lottery Scholarship Fund, College, Public Schools, Kip Bobroff, New Mexico IAF, Social Justice

Albuquerque Interfaith Fights to Save Scholarship Fund

Monday, October 21, 2013
Albuquerque Journal

Marta Parra told her oldest daughter she could never go to college because they didn’t have enough money – Parra hadn’t yet heard of the state’s lottery scholarship.  Now Parra’s younger daughter, a high school student, may not be able to attend either because the lottery scholarship could be reduced as soon as next year due to insufficient funds. Read more about Albuquerque Interfaith Fights to Save Scholarship Fund

Albuquerque Interfaith

Community Organizing for School Reform, Institutional Organizing, Public Schools, Nuns

Predatory Learning

Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Boston Review

Several months ago, on a damp gray afternoon, I found myself sitting in a coffee shop in downtown Racine, Wisconsin, just a few blocks from the Lake Michigan shoreline. That weekend a colleague and I would be conducting a leadership training session with teachers, parents, and community leaders... Read more about Predatory Learning

Gecan

Charter Schools, Public Schools, Community Organizing in New Mexico, Community Organizing in Albuquerque, organizing for urban school reform

NM Bill Would Bar Private Firms From Running Public Schools

Friday, February 15, 2013
New Mexican

Rep. Mimi Stewart and Sen. Linda Lopez, both Albuquerque Democrats, joined the Rev. Trey Hammond of Albuquerque Interfaith, a faith-based community organizing effort, as well as a coalition of parents, students and public-school supporters, at a news conference Tuesday to announce the introduction of House Bill 460. Read more about NM Bill Would Bar Private Firms From Running Public Schools

Albuquerque Interfaith