What can you do now that you’ve listened to ‘The Sabotage of Black Education: The Fight Against Rahm Emanuel to Save Dyett High School’?

By Greg Jobin-Leeds & Thalia Carroll-Cachimuel

Listen on Stitcher to Episode 6 here.

Many listeners want to know what they can do after they have listened to our podcast. What can you do now that you’ve listened to ‘The Sabotage of Black Education” with Jitu Brown

Here you can find:  

  • organizations to support and make a donation   
  • resources to learn more (books, films, websites)  
  • additional podcasts to listen to 
  • educational social issues to continue learning more about 
  • legislation to support 
  • miscellaneous additional resources
  • activists/community leaders to follow and  repost on your social channels.

Donate (our frontline organizations need money to survive):

Journey for Justice Alliance  Journey for Justice Alliance was launched in 2012, in response to the growing problem of school privatization (starving of neighborhood schools, school closings, charter and contract school expansion, turnarounds) impacting cities across the United States.

The Kenwood Oakland Community Organization through the sustained engagement of low-income and working families develops multi-generational leaders who impact decision-making process and public policies, improving the quality of life in local communities. 

Books

Teaching for Black Lives grows directly out of the movement for Black lives. The authors recognize that anti-Black racism constructs Black people, and Blackness generally, as not counting as human life. Throughout this book, the authors provide resources and demonstrate how teachers connect curriculum to young people’s lives and root their concerns and daily experiences in what is taught and how classrooms are set up. They also highlight the hope and beauty of student activism and collective action.

More Than a Score is a collection of essays, poems, speeches, and interviews—accounts of personal courage and trenchant insights—from frontline fighters who are defying the corporate education reformers, often at great personal and professional risk, and fueling a national movement to reclaim and transform public education. Along with the voices of students, parents, teachers, administrators, and grassroots education activists, the book features renowned education researchers and advocates, including Diane Ravitch, Alfie Kohn, Nancy Carlsson-Paige, Karen Lewis, Carol Burris, and Mark Naison.

Education and Capitalism: Struggles for Learning and Liberation offers “solutions” that scapegoat teachers, vilify unions, and impose a market mentality. But in each case, students lose. This book, written by teacher-activists, speaks back to that elite consensus and offers an alternative vision of learning for liberation.

Read Chapter 2 of When We Fight, We Win! Grounded in Community: The Fight for the Soul of Public Education.

Films

Waiting for “Superman” 

American Promise

Watch videos from the Alliance for Quality Education’s Video Gallery

Learn More About Education Reform 

Rethinking Schools is the country’s leading grassroots magazine for social and racial justice in education.

Zinn Education Project promotes and supports the teaching of people’s history in middle and high school classrooms across the country.

Alliance for Quality Education is a coalition mobilizing communities across the state to keep New York true to its promise of ensuring a high quality public education to all students regardless of zip code.

Dignity In Schools challenges the systemic problem of pushout in our nation’s schools and works to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline.

Teaching Tolerance provides free resources to educators—teachers, administrators, counselors and other practitioners—who work with children from kindergarten through high school. Educators use our materials to supplement the curriculum, to inform their practices, and to create civil and inclusive school communities where children are respected, valued and welcome participants.

Listen

The Sabotage of Black Education: The Fight Against Rahm Emanuel to Save Dyett High School w/ Jitu Brown

Listen to “On The Ground” podcast hosted by Jitu Brown, National Director of the Journey for Justice Alliance. Jitu is dedicated to “spreading the gospel” of community organizing to the public.

Legislation

Read the Alliance for Quality Education Legislative Priorities 2020-21

Watch the “Public Education Forum 2020: Equity and Justice for All” an event hosted by the Schott Foundation for Public Education 

The Alliance to Reclaim our Schools offers legislative resources here

Read the Chicago Teachers Union Legislative Action 

Check-out Maria’s List

Learn more about J4J’s stance on Community Schools by 2025 

Additional Resources 

The Schott Foundation for Public Education is dedicated to developing and strengthening a broad-based and representative movement to achieve fully-resourced, quality PreK-12 public education.

Explore the #LetsFundNYSchools Toolkit. Check-out the BLACK LIVES MATTER at SCHOOL 2020 National Student Voter Toolkit

#Repost, Follow & Stay Involved

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Follow Jitu Brown on Twitter 

Follow Jesse Hagopian on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook

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