Selma’s Bridge Crossing Jubilee – 2014

Education IS a Civil Right

Save Our Schools, United Opt Out, National BATs, Alabama BATs, and faith leaders will be at the Bridge Crossing Jubilee in Selma. This coalition of educators and education advocates works to ensure a democratic and equitable education for all children. We are attending Selma to discuss the various means of education reform and privatization that are harming our children’s learning. This includes everything from high-stakes tests, to the school-to-prison pipeline, to school closings. We call this press conference to announce a determined, united front of civil right activists and education organizations to resist policies and practices that are harmful to our children.

It’s time to change the tone of education reform from one of closing down our most needy schools to one of equity in all public schools.

This event is packed with activities and opportunities to connect and learn.

See the schedule of events, and learn more about the Bridge Crossing Jubilee.

Join SOS, UOO, & BATs on
March 8th
for

The Road to Advocacy, Activism, and Transformation in our Public Schools:
Education is a Civil Right, and Equity in our Public Schools is still the Prize!

Market–based Reform and Our Current State of Affairs: Helpful or Harmful?

9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Panelists:

  • Dr. Bess Altwerger (Save Our Schools)
  • Ceresta Smith, NBCT (United Opt Out)
  • Dr. Rick Meyers (Save Our Schools)
  • Becky Smith (Save Our Schools & Opt Out Orlando)
  • Jessie Turner – Moderator

Challenging the Current Federal and State Education Policies

1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Panelists:

  • Rosalie Friend (Save Our Schools)
  • Ruth Rodriguez (Save Our Schools & United Opt Out)
  • Robert George (Save Our Schools)
  • Terri Rector Michal (Alabama BATs)
  • Jessie Turner – Moderator

Forum will be held at the Historic St. James Hotel• 1200 Water Ave, Selma, AL 36701

This event is part of the national Testing Resistance & Reform Spring campaign.