CEJ’s 3rd Annual Martin Luther King Day rally was held at Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem and hosted by Rev. Calvin O. Butts, III. With CEJ leaders emceeing the rally, and with the CEJ Platform the focal point, the speakers argued that school closings and charter schools were not the primary answer to the city’s educational crisis, that students must keep their free metro cards, and that the NYC Department of Education should respect and recognize the city’s Muslim students’ most important holidays. Continue readingTweet
by Gotham Schools
New York State is months from knowing whether it will win coveted Race to the Top funds, but already community groups are offering ideas for how to spend the money.
The Coalition for Educational Justice held a rally on the steps of Tweed Courthouse today calling for the federal stimulus funds to be spent on lengthening the school year and increasing the school day by 30 percent for low-performing schools. The proposal also calls for schools to place less emphasis on standardized tests and to offer more arts education and Advanced Placement courses.Tweet