October 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
What can and is to be done?
In the second part of this 2-part discussion on the crisis in public education, the discussion will focus on the more than 20,000 NYC public high school students in our public school that dropped out or received no credit last semester. You would think that a mass drop-out event involving this many teenagers with no school, would trigger a massive social service and education system response. Very little has been done or said. The only enhanced sound you hear are the tears and the rage of parents, community activists, students and concerned educators. 20,000 more victims cast out of a cruel broken public education system that doesn’t seem to care much what happens to them or their families.
This two part discussion is staged to provide an analysis of this crisis, which has been building for more than 60 years in New York Public Education and only exacerbated by racism and white supremacy within the United States throughout its history. You can register for Part 1 here.
Dianne Morales: teacher, Community Activist, Fight for Our Lives Coalition
Jamaal Bowman: Founding Director, Cornerstone Academy for Social Action (CASA)
Tanesha Grant: Moms United for Black Lives NYC, Parents Supporting Parents NY
Kalima Johnson: Teacher; Education Policy Advisor; Operation Power Youth Coordination
Alan Schulman: Retired DOE Teacher, Administrator, Alternative Schools and Programs
- Tickets are no longer available for this event.