In North Carolina the Governor and the Legislators threw it out last year. Their courts just informed them that law is illegal. Thank god some judges understand this issue. Here is the link to the North Carolina court decision > http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article22862436.html <
Glad to hear the North Carolina courts sided with tenure, but trust me these reformers are not giving up on destroying public education. Why groups like Save Our Schools March, United Opt Out, Parents Across America, Journey 4 Justice, C.O.R.E, TNT (Testing Is Not Teaching), and BATs, (53.000 BATS) were created? They were created to save our children, teachers, public schools, and our democracy. I only named a few here, but there are now hundreds of grassroots groups standing up for public education, and we are growing wiser, more savvy, and stronger everyday.
Now I am walking from Connecticut to Washington DC from June 11 to July 24 to protest what is happening to our children, their teachers, and their local public schools. It will take 42 days, there will be 17 Connecting The Dots Walking Events during my walk, and a Mock Trial and parade at the BAT Teacher Congress on July 24 at the end of my walk. Big events are nice, but I would love to have coffee and chat with students, parents, and teachers this June/July as well.
I begin my walk to DC in 8 days I would love the idea of personally listening and hearing people's stories along the way. Email me (email@example.com) if you like to chat and share some coffee during June or July. Heck you can call me while I am walking 860-817-1121.
If you like to hear more details about my walk tune in on Sunday June 7 for James Avington Miller's "The War Report on Public Education at 2:PM EST > http://bbsradio.com/thewarreport <
or to that listen to Tim Slekar and I as we take people to the river on education of education deform on Busted Pencils Fully Leaded Education Talk show at 6:PM EST.> http://bustedpencils.com/
If you don't live on the walk email me your story > firstname.lastname@example.org < my plan is to share our stories in a daily podcast during my walk as well. Silence is our end. Thank you, just being listenings, listening breaks that silence. Silence and apathy are the enemies of democracy.
Jesse The Walking Man Turner
If you like to know what song I was listening to today it was the News Boys "we could change the world" https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?p=Barry+lane+miss+foley+utube&ei=UTF-8&hspart=mozilla&hsimp=yhs-002