This blog welcomes readers who believe that No Child Left Behind and Race To The Top, and Every Student Succeeds Act are misguided educational reform policies that rely too heavily on standardized test scores that are too focused on punitive measures against local schools. This is also the diary of Jesse Turner's 2010/15 walks to Washington DC from Connecticut, and his occupation of the DOE in DC with United Opt Out, and his opposition to public school choice policies without equity.
Ain't No Body Gonna Turn Me Around, Keep on Marching, Keep on Talking, Someone Tell Arne We Are Coming To Occupy His DOE
The word from the Selma Jubilee Education Committee is they are not
buying RTTT. Equity is not something schools should have
to be competing for. Over and over again speakers at the Education summit has said NCLB/RTTT has left schools more segregated than ever.
Spread the word far and wide the people in Selma Alabama where
Martin Crossed that Sunday Bloody Sunday bridge do not buying Secretary Arne
Duncan's Hype. The call here is to support ALL schools.
I'll be marching across that bridge Sunday at 11:AM with
Ceresta Smith from SOS, Morna Mcdermott McNulty of United Opt, marching with all those
beautiful Civil Rights Activists.
Tell it in DC, in Florida,
In New Orleans,
In Chicago, in Tucson,
In California, in Boston,
In New York, in Wisconsin,
In Colorado, Oregon,
In Texas, in Michigan,
Tell it in Connecticut, in Indiana, Tell it in Maryland, in New Jersey.
Shout it on every mountain top in America that School equity
cannot be achieved through testing.
We are marching in the light of God here in Selma, and ain't
no body gonna turn us around, keep on walking, keep on talking,
Tell Secretary Status Quo Aren Duncan we are coming to
Occupy the DOE in DC, Still walking, Still marching, Jesse The Walking Man Turner