This is part 1 of 4 for the New Jersey Black Issues Convention 2012 Special Edition of meet the Leaders.
The topic: Urban Education Reform
On the Show:
Dr. Walter Farrell
Honorable Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly
Honorable Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman
Host Alfred Bundy
Honorable Assmeblyman Troy Singleton
and last but not least…
Kevin Jenkins, E3 VP of Operations and Marketing.
The panel dives deep into discussion about the past, present and future of urban education and the possible solutions that we can implement now to fix it.
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“Parents and communities of color have been left out of the most important discussion (urban education reform) since the civil rights movement,” said Kevin Jenkins VP of Operations for E3.” “Engaging parents in the discussion, leading the process of reform utilizing the input of the stakeholders themselves is the only way to affect effective, systemic and sustainable change in urban education.” (more…)
By Matthew Arco
PATERSON – Gov. Chris Christie told Paterson residents that failing public schools and lawmakers unwilling to enact change in the state’s education system are robbing New Jersey’s urban students of a future.
Garnering applause as well as sharp criticism from at least one town hall resident who shouted at Christie to “fix our public schools,” the governor told residents the very lawmakers who represent urban districts are the ones harming their constituents. (more…)
The Education Reform Report will be airing Tuesday & Thursday at 6pm from now through the end of April 2013.
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As the premiere urban education reform organization in New Jersey, E3 applauds Governor Chris Christie’s announcement yesterday as part of his 2014 budget address to launch a $2 million school choice pilot program. We have been working closely with our School Choice and Education Reform Alliance, to support this historic decision to make school choice a reality in our state. The Governor and the bipartisan group of NJ officials who support this measure deserve credit for demonstrating leadership on this issue that is long overdue. At E3, we firmly believe that school choice is a critical first step in empowering urban families to break the cycle of poverty and despair in their communities, and it is therefore a prerequisite for addressing in any meaningful way some of the most important human capital, national security and civil rights challenges of our time.
- Christy Davis Jackson
President and CEO of Excellent Education for Everyone (E3)