Support SOSKY in Give For Good Louisville
The biggest day of local giving returns on September 13 when Give For Good Louisville takes over our community. This 24-hour online giving day hosted by the Community Foundation of Louisville was created to inspire people to give generously to one or more of the 500+ local participating nonprofits that make our community one where people and place can thrive. Online giving takes place between midnight and 11:59 PM at https://www.giveforgoodlouisville.org/organizations/sosky.
Save Our Schools Kentucky is bringing Diane Ravitch and Jitu Brown to Louisville to Rally to Save Our Schools on October 18th, 2018. Donations to Save Our Schools will be used for logistics and promotion of this event.
About the Featured Speakers:
Diane Ravitch is the former assistant secretary of education under Lamar Alexander (1991-1993) and was a staunch proponent of today’s most popular ideas for restructuring schools, including privatization, standardized testing, punitive accountability, and the feckless multiplication of charter schools. In a stunning about-face in 2010, she published The Death and Life of the Great American School System – How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education, followed by Reign of Error – The Hoax of the Privatization
Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools in 2013. That same year, she co-founded Network for Public Education, which fights to save our public schools.
Jitu Brown is a Chicago native and community organizer who serves as national director of the Journey for Justice, an alliance of grassroots groups fighting against privatization and for sustainable community schools in 30 cities. Brown has been an education activist for the past 26 years. In 2015, he led a successful 34-day hunger strike to prevent the closing of Dyett High School in Chicago’s south side.