Voices In Video

Occupy the DOE 2.0 March to White House Saturday, April 6, 2013 via @youtube


March to The White House to Preserve Public Education http://youtu.be/UdZfU97wvzkvia @youtube


Terry Moore, Mic Check at Occupy the DOE 2.0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPFiWc_ofKcvia @youtube


Parents and Students Demand Nationwide Moratorium on Schools Closings: http://youtu.be/pCGrkb1qc7ovia @youtube


Journey For Justice 2 Webinar Jitu Brown, of the Kenwood Oakland Community Organization, Chicago, Illinois, Zakiyah Ansari, NYC Coalition for Educational Justice, New York, New York, and Karran Harper Royal, Parents Across America, New Orleans, Louisiana for a Save Our Schools hosted an SOS Webinar. The three integral Organizers worked to give birth to a growing alliance of Grassroots Community, Youth and Parent driven organizations that successfully petitioned the Department of Education in November 2012 to convene the Journey For Justice 2 hearing. The Civil Rights Impact of School Closings, Turnarounds, Phase-outs and Co-locations inquiry was held on January 29th.

Journey For Justice 2 Webinar. 1-15-13 7.31 PM from SaveOurSchools on Vimeo.

National Journey for Education Justice, D C 2012
On September 20, 2012, youth, parents, and community activists from across the United States converged in the Nation’s Capitol to demand an end to school closures and corporate reform policies that violate the civil rights of poor, working class, communities of color, students with disabilities, and English learners.
Cities: Baltimore, MD • Boston, MA • Chicago, IL • Detroit, MI • Eupora, MS, • New York • Newark, NJ • Philadelphia, PA • New Orleans, LA • Wilmington, DE • Washington, DC


Parent Power The role of parents in leading efforts to improve their neighborhood schools is usually ignored in portrayals of school reform. PARENT POWER dramatically demonstrates how grassroots organizing generated school improvement on a citywide scale in the nation’s largest school system. Through the voices of local parents, the 35-minute film chronicles three stages of effective parent organizing (1995 – 2010) across New York City’s African American and Latino neighborhoods, clearly showing how parent power can be developed to leverage meaningful public school reform.


Jose Vilson is a math teacher, math instructional coach, and data analyst in an NYC Public School. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Syracuse University and a master’s degree in mathematics education from the City College of New York. He is on CTQ’s TeacherSolutions 2030 team, co-authoring the book Teaching 2030: What We Must Do for Our Students and Our Public Schools–Now and in the Future. He is also a committed poet, Web designer and developer, mentor, and blogger for The Huffington Post, and has been as named one of the top 20 teacher blogs by Scholastic Inc. He can be found at TheJoseVilson.com.


Tom and Amy Valens produced and contributed four fine films to the Save Our Schools cause.  Before the SOS March and Rally, July 2011, these reflective videos were released.

Here’s to the Parents


Here’s to the Students


Here’s to the Teachers


Here’s to the Schools


LiveStream “What Progressives Can do to Stop the War on Public Education”     Netroots Nation #NN12

Three nationally-known experts explore aspects of that attack and offer specific suggestions of how progressive supporters of public education can fight back: Diane Ravitch, Kenneth Bernstein, John Jackson.

Watch live streaming video from fstvnewswire at livestream.com


Mike Klonsky Speaks with Chicagoland Researchers and Advocates for Transformative Education about equal education for all, not solely quality for the wealthy. He challenges testing and the effect of teacher evaluations based on student exam scores.


Sherick Hughes: Public Education. Schools are the House of infinite possibilities.


Jesse Turner, The Walking Man wrote, “…24 miles in 3-days. I am preparing for my second walk to DC these days. I’ll see you in DC for the Save Our Schools March this July 28-31. I am walking to DC.” ~ Jesse


July 30th Rally and March in DC! The Highlights

From 3rd Grade Teacher Thom Ryder, Roanoke County, VA:

From the Hastings Teachers Association, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY:

From Education Week:

Rita Solnet of Parents Across America: Testing is Not Teaching (video by Jeff Solnet):

Jose Luis Vilson: math teacher, author, and poet (video by “getinthefracas”):

Pedro Noguera: professor of Sociology & Urban Education, New York University

Pedro Noguera SOS from Gary Stager on Vimeo

Taylor Mali: teacher & performance artist (video by the Hastings Teachers Association)

Superintendent John Kuhn: Perrin-Whitt School District (Texas) (video by Tim Furman).

Jonathan Kozol: educator and author (video/photo montage by Tim Furman):

Jon Stewart (from Education Week):

Matt Damon: Full Speech (by Gotham Schools):

Shorter clips: “There are millions of us behind you” (Courtesy of Education Week)

To Reason Magazine, on incentives and motivation:

To 9NEWS Now:

Sep 5, 2010 6:42am. On this day of our lord September 5, 2010 I will reach Washington DC. I am in DC, ~ Jesse