Sunday, March 29, 2009

Protest Sharpton/Klein at the Sheraton Apr 2/3

Subject: ICOPElistserv Emergency Planning Meeting Set for 6PM Monday @ DC37!!
Date: Saturday, March 28, 2009, 5:31 PM


Al Sharpton's National Action Network's (NAN)annual gathering has a major focus on education (see below) and the benefits of Mayoral Control and Charter Schools. NAN is part of the national "Education Equality Project" which is funded by the Bloomberg-Klein types.

DC37, BNYEE and the NY Coalition for Neighborhood School Control have put out a call for all antimayoral control forces to join us in an emergency meeting...

Monday 30 March at 6pm at DC37 (125 Barclay & West Side Hiway) plan an "informational rally" for either Thursday or Friday at the Sheraton Hotel (actually across the street). We can't let the Sharptons of the world run their hustles unchecked-- especially when it's about our children's future. The Learn NY and Education Equality Project have gone unchallenged for such a long time that they feel confident that they can win over the majority of NY's citizens with there multimillion dollar smoke and mirrors hype machine.

In Struggle,

Sam Anderson

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FROM: http://www.educatio nequalityproject .org/page/ s/NANconvention

Join us in New York City on April 2nd and 3rd as leaders like U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigoso, Washington D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, and former U.S. Education Secretary Margaret Spellings discuss how to close the achievement gap in our public schools and restore the civil rights of children to an equal education.

The event, which is part of the National Action Network’s annual convention, will be co-sponsored by EEP. It brings together leaders from government, nonprofits, and the business world to discuss today’s pressing civil rights issues. The discussion will focus on the building blocks we can put in place today to close the achievement gap.
NAN Convention Details:
April 1-4th
Sheraton Hotel & Towers (811 7th Ave., NY, NY)
All events are free and open to the public; please register

Thursday, April 2nd

10:00 -11:00 am: Plenary Session: Arne Duncan, United States Secretary of Education

6:00 - 7:30 pm: American Conversation: Reverend Al Sharpton and Newt Gingrich

Friday, April 3rd: Education Equality Project Day

10-11:30 am: "How to ensure a high-quality education for your child"
Joe Williams, Democrats For Ed Reform
Ginny Ford, Executive Director of D.C. Parents for School Choice [PRO CHARTER]
Kyesha Bennett, Harlem Parents United [PRO CHARTER]
Bill Jackson, GreatSchools. net

11:30 am - 2:30 pm: Luncheon - A Conversation on Education
Reverend Al Sharpton – President/Founder, National Action Network
Joel Klein – Chancellor of New York City Public Schools
James Mtume – Radio Personality
Margaret Spellings - Former United States Secretary of Education
Adrian Fenty – Mayor, Washington, DC
Mike Bloomberg – Mayor, New York City
Antonio Villaraigoso – Mayor, Los Angeles
Kevin Johnson – Mayor, Sacramento
Claudio Sanchez –National Public Radio

4:00-5:30 pm: Panel: "Schools that work"
Kevin Chavous, Former Chair of the Washington D.C. Council Education Committee
David Whitman, Author of Sweating the Small Stuff
Jarvis Sanford, Principal of Dodge Renaissance School
Ben Chavis, Principal of American Indian Public Charter School in Oakland
Ryan Hill, TEAM Academy
Steve Barr – Green Dot Schools

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s. e. anderson is author of "The Black Holocaust for Beginners"
Social Activism is not a hobby: it's a Lifestyle lasting a Lifetime
http://blackeducato r.blogspot. com

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