Monday, April 23, 2007

Activist planning education rally, May 17

Activist planning education rally An East Liberty activist yesterday said the Pittsburgh Public Schools' restructuring efforts aren't enough to lift black, poor students out of 'subservience' to white, higher-income peers, and he called on residents to join him in an education rights campaign.

Salvador Wilcox, chief executive officer of Education Innovations Inc., has planned an 'Education Crusader' rally for 11 a.m. May 17 outside school district offices in Oakland. 'Education Crusader' is the name of Mr. Wilcox's blog.

While he said students and teachers should consider walking out of their classrooms to take part, school district and union officials cautioned against that.
This would be a good time to rally against the broken promise of the Pittsburgh Promise. I won't be there.

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