- Community Petition to Demand MPS Superintendent Search RESTART
- Wednesday, Dec. 16th, 6:00pm-8:00pm – “Healing Our Schools, Healing Ourselves”: A Social Justice Education Movement Social
- SJEM Solidarity with ‘Justice for Jamar Clark’ Uprisings
I am an involved community member in my Minneapolis School, former Minneapolis Public School employee, and like many people went to yesterday’s 11-9-15 Special School Board Meeting to learn about the upcoming candidates for Superintendent.
The meeting started at 5:30pm. The names of the candidates were not made public until 6:40pm. Dear School Board, do you know how rude that seems?
I believe you know we have lives, children, dinner to make, work to get done, sleep to get? If you have a meeting with an important public action to take–do it at the beginning! Don’t talk about which questions you want to ask for an hour and ten minutes first.
In sitting there and talking after there were literally a dozen people who expressed their anger and frustration with the process for this very reason. It’s disrespectful. And if you want to get respect you have to give it.
A few other things worth pointing out about the Superintendent search process.
All in all, this reinforced my sense that this system is not broken, it’s doing exactly what it’s meant to be doing–and that’s not very good for our children or communities (unless we’re white and rich, or think we’re going to be!). No doubt our schools were not built for most of our children to succeed so it is on us to grow an education revolution to transform them, come hell or high water.
School Board, stop being so rude. Students, parents, educators, and community: let’s stop trusting others, be they Superintendents or School Board members, to fix this system for us. It’s time to organize!
Announcing a meeting for parents and families interested in doing social justice work in education! The Social Justice Education Fair Planning Committee would like to hear from YOU about how to make this year’s Social Justice Education Fair an open, inclusive, and engaging space for parents and families to meet, connect and talk about the change we hope to be in our local schools.Come and get involved in making change in our schools in the Twin Cities!Thursday October 1st, 5:30-7:30East Phillips Park and Community Center2307 17th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Dinner and childcare will be provided!! Please stop in anytime between 5:30 and 7:30.
We are excited to announce more than 40 workshops on topics ranging from gender and sexuality, race and identity, ethnic studies, union organizing charter schools, youth participatory action research, decolonization, food justice in education, and so much more!
***Stay tuned for a keynote panel announcement about exciting and inspired local and national speakers who’ll share their experiences and intersectional insights on the struggle for justice in education.
To see a full list of this year’s workshops, visit our program page at https://tcedfair.org/2015-program/