NPE is so very proud of our teachers across the country as they fight for the well-funded public schools they and their students deserve.
WATCH as former Jamaica High School student Kymberley Walcott explains the profound impact on students when their school was labelled “failing.”
The Detroit News invited NPE President Diane Ravitch to write a plan to revive education in Detroit. Here is her proposal.
This film helps expose the State’s cynical and racist agenda in Detroit and beyond. In all, 38 schools are targeted across the state for closure this year alone.
Listen to NPE Executive Director Robin Hiller’s interview with #FightForDyett hunger striker Jitu Brown just hours after the strike was ended.
On Saturday, after 34 days, the #FightForDyett hunger strike came to an end. The very same day, I was lucky enough to speak with Jitu Brown about the end of the hunger strike. You can listen to my full, uninterrupted, interview with Jitu here. NPE has also put together a history of the hunger strike in […]
Below you will find a history of the Dyett hunger strike, as told by the hunger strikers themselves in radio and television interviews. The #FightForDyett hunger strike lasted 34 days, and successfully reopened Dyett High School, the only neighborhood public high school in Bronzeville.
Please take three minutes to watch this short video made by filmmaker Michael Elliot. Elliot interviewed NPE Board Member and #FightForDyett hunger striker Jitu Brown at the NPE Conference in Chicago. Brown spoke about the disruption and chaos Chicago Public Schools unleashed on two particular neighborhood schools in Bronzeville. “He shared a story with me about Florence B […]
Partial Transcript: “This privatization of Dyett calls into question the intention of the privatization movement. It’s really colonialism. It is removing the right of people to control the institutions that affect their lives. Our communities are defined by outside forces. And so the people, the interests that closed all those schools – Rahm Emanuel is […]
by Carol Burris School Closures: A National Look at a Failed Strategy Twelve community activists on the south side of Chicago are capturing national attention by putting their health on the line to save their school. It is their third week of a hunger strike designed to force Chicago’s Rahm Emanuel to keep Dyett High […]