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Help Students Organize to Speak For Themselves

11 Feb

Diane Ravitch's blog

Please help this great group of students crowd-source a national convening of student leaders to fight false reforms.

I first learned about its spokesperson Hannah Nguyen when she challenged Michelle Rhee. I subsequently met Hannah and gave her a hug when I visited Occidental College in Los Angeles last fall.

Hannah and her allies must raise $2,000 by February 15. I sent a donation. Send whatever you can: $5, $10, $25, $50, $100.

The EmpowerED 2014 conference now has a website where you can find all the information you need:

http://empowerED2014.com/

This is a statement from the organizers:

Students all over the country, from Portland to Philadelphia, are tired of feeling powerless and unheard when it comes to decisions that affect their education. That’s why they’ve begun to form student unions and fight back against threats to their educational rights. From massive walkouts and sit-ins to creative street theater and…

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