Education Radio:Save Our Schools People's Convention 
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Education Radio  Save Our Schools People's Convention   
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Education Radio  Documentaries  For non-profit use only. 
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In August 2011, Education Radio released its debut show - filled with the passionate voices and stories of the Save Our Schools National Convention and March held in Washington DC that July, organized by parents, teachers and scholars to speak out against the corporate assault being waged on public schools and teachers. A year later, in August 2012, Save Our Schools convened again in Washington, this time with the purpose of holding a People's Convention, filled with workshops and discussion about the need for continued action and movement building to preserve and expand public education. Education Radio travelled to this convention to document where SOS has come over the past year, as well as to collect and share additional stories and voices. In today's show, we'll share some of what we collected.

We hear from Faya Rose Tour , civil rights activist, attorney and first African American female judge in Alabama. Tour has also been intensely active in education equity, particularly around tracking in Alabama and in visioning how schools can provide a holistic and humane environment for children. She calls for the establishment of a universal core curriculum that tells the truth about our histories and prepares all students to leave school with the critical capacities necessary to realize their full potential. She was a keynote speaker at the Save our Schools People's Convention.Then, we sat down with two members of the Save Our Schools steering committee, Deborah Meier, a 50 year veteran practitioner and administrator in public education and Mike Klonsky, DePaul University teacher educator. We hear from them what the past year of organizing SOS has been like, what SOS stands for, and what their next steps are.  
Faya Rose Tour , Deborah Meier & Mike Klonsky 
Notes: Credits:
  Deborah Keisch Polin & Tim Scott 
Topics
Economics | Education/Reference | Politics and Activism | Poverty | Capitalism | Government and Law | Human Rights | Neoliberalism | Corporations | Privatization  
 
 
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View Script    2012-10-18  English 
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