|Urban Prep students support their teachers at a rally earlier this year. (Arielle Zionts)|
Noel Perez-White, Urban Prep English teacher
"I support the unionizing efforts at Urban Prep because our students deserve a school where teachers return year after year. Teacher turnover has a grave impact on students. I believe a union will create a more supportive climate for teachers at Urban Prep -- ending the revolving door, and creating a more consistent learning environment for students". -- Progress IllinoisWade Henderson, president of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights
“The evidence from across the country is clear and compelling: Our nation must dramatically change the way that educational resources are distributed so that there is true equity in America’s classrooms.” -- Washington PostMilwaukee School Board member Larry Miller
“The whole idea of regimented, special discipline for African-American children doesn’t work for me...How are you bringing music? How are you bringing the arts? Kids need much more than just academic rigor.”” -- Neighborhood News ServiceZabe Davis, the chief of the campus police at Senatobia [MS] High
“We were instructed to remove anyone that cheered during the ceremony, which was done. And then Jay Foster, the superintendent, came and pressed charges against those people.” -- New York TimesPhil Neuenfeldt, president of the Wisconsin A.F.L.-C.I.O.
“Scott Walker didn’t have the stature, influence or money to become governor on his own or to end collective bargaining on his own. All of that flowed from Mike Grebe, the Bradley Foundation and a network of influential conservatives, including the Kochs.” -- New York Times