Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Struggle for New Orleans Public Schools

The struggle over the fate of New Orleans' Public Schools is heating up.

On Tuesday, September 21, a coalition of organizations; including Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana, Young Adult Striving for Success and Southern Poverty Law Center; will be hosting a meeting on Changing School Security, part of a campaign to change the way school security operates in New Orleans Public Schools. The meeting will be at 6:00pm at 1600 O.C. Haley Blvd.

Next month, a coalition that includes Deep South Environmental Justice Institute, Louisiana Association of Educators, and Research on Reforms, with Co-Sponsors New Orleans Educational Equity Roundtable and The Plessy & Ferguson Foundation, will be bringing former Assistant Secretary of Education Diane Ravitch to speak at Dillard University. Ravitch has made a lot of waves recently as a former Charter School advocate who has changed her opinion on charters.

The event is called The Sad State of Education Reform Today and it will be held at 7:00pm on October 27th in the Professional Science Building at Dillard University.

For more information on the Diane Ravitch event, contact Dr. Raynard Sanders at

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