Chicago Teacher Carrene Beverly-Bass explains why she joined the new civil rights movement

 

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Chicago Teacher Carrene Beverly-Bass explains why she joined the new civil rights movement Detroit teachers need to join the movement, too, before it is too late. Start today! Begin by telling another teacher why they should vote for EON / BAMN in the November 19th DFT Officers Elections! Then tell them to join you at our open house this Friday, November 9, after school, at 2727 Russell in Eastern Market. In the words of Dr. King, “Be a drum major for justice!” More videos from Chicago: http://youtu.be/OjieApt30EE http://youtu.be/kGuJNl9zO6k Yesterday a spirited crowd of parents, teachers, and students held a rally and press conference at City Hall demanding a moratorium on all school closings, turnarounds, consolidations, phase-outs, and turnarounds. After the rally we sat in at the Mayor’s office, refusing to leave until we had a meeting scheduled with the Mayor.

 

Outside supporters held a candlelight vigil. At 10PM all those remaining were threatened with arrest. 10 parents and teachers were arrested and charged with trespassing. They spent the night in the police lock up. (those arrested were CTU teachers and retired teachers, members of KOCO, STOP, and TSJ). This is just the opening move to make it clear to the Mayor and the powers that be in the city that people will no longer play by CPS rules to, in the end, have another round of devastating closings and privatization of public schools. Videos and photos! Thank you to all the TSJers who were there in solidarity. Photos are here on FB:

 

 

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Dr. Danny Weil is an investigative journalist, author and public interest attorney who practiced public interest law for more than twenty years and has been published in a case of first impression in California.He now lives in Ecuador.