Parents, administrators, teachers and education advocates form coalition to
“Reclaim the Promise of Public Education”
Press conference for National Day of Action on Education. Parents, community groups, teachers and advocates come together to reclaim the promise of public education.
Detroit Branch NAACP – Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony, President
ACLU Michigan – Kary Moss, Executive Director
AFT Michigan – David Hecker, President
Ceasar Chavez Academy – Teshaune Harden, Teacher
Metro Detroit AFL-CIO – Chris Michalakis, President
MOSES – Pastor Joseph Stephens President of the Inkster Vicinity Ministerial Alliance and Pastor of New Birth Baptist Church in Inkster
Youth Voices – Michael Reynolds, Tryvon Stapleton/Detroit area high school students
Monday, December 9, 2013
St. Luke AME Church
363 Labelle Street
Highland Park, MI 48203
Citing tremendous pressure on Michigan’s education system, students and their families, a unique group of stakeholders has come together to raise the bar for public education and better serve children. The coalition of students, parents, educators, advocates and community members have all noted the need to better collaborate in order to give all the state’s children the opportunity to achieve.
Children and parents will speak about the need to remedy such problems as overcrowded classrooms, inadequate infrastructure and too few qualified teachers. The event is organized by such diverse stakeholders as charter school administrators, teachers faith based groups and education advocates. The coalition is growing and this event will also be an invitation to others who want to lend their efforts to improving education outcomes for Michigan’s students.