Monday, June 29, 2015


Bree Newsome
“For as long as I can remember, I just became aware that simply being myself was an act of defiance,” she said during a panel at Atlanta’s Spelman College in 2014. “The space that exists for many of us, as a young black girl, is so extremely limited so that you really can’t go very far without being an activist, without being in defiance of something.” -- Washington Post
Justice Anthony Kennedy
 “The nature of injustice is that we may not always see it in our own times. When new insight reveals discord between the Constitution’s central protections and a received legal stricture, a claim to liberty must be addressed.” -- Writing for the Court majority
Arne Duncan to National PTA
Every year, the U.S. spends $7 billion to $9 billion on textbooks that are “basically obsolete” by the first day of school. “We in education move too slowly to change...I know we’re not serving all children well today, and that’s heartbreaking to me.” -- Charlotte Observer
Howard Fuller on Post-Katina New Orleans
Fuller co-founded the Black Alliance for Educational Options and supports the reforms. Still, he said the firing of more than 7,000 public school employees, mostly African Americans, remained an open wound. He said black New Orleanians generally feel the reforms "have been to us, not with us," a disempowerment that threatens the schools' long-term success. -- Times Picayune
Michael Stone, co-CEO of New Schools for New Orleans
"We're trumpeting these gains that are getting us to the state average in a state that's 49th. ..If Louisiana were its own country it would have the highest incarceration rate in the world, and New Orleans has the highest incarceration rate in Louisiana."  -- Times Picayune
Donald Trump
"I love Mexicans." --  Guardian

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