DALLAS, Texas – One of ten caravans of supplies for Cuba passed through here July 13. They raised money and medical equipment at a covered-dish dinner at the First Community Church. The “caravanistas” began in Canada. They brought an ambulance and a 12-seater school bus. Caravanistas Shirley Lord and George Harris of Winnepeg said that they expect to rendezvous in San Antonio with the other nine groups from all over North America, and with Reverend Lucius Walker of Pastors for Peace.
In its Summer 2002 issue, the Philadelphia Public School Notebook, an independent quarterly newspaper, provided excerpts from statements by public school students. The students were among the dozens who spoke against privatization at a School Reform Commission meeting earlier this year. The students’ testimony makes it clear that privatization brings about disaster for our schools.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – “An eighth-grade education is not enough,” said Western New York parents and education activists at a press conference here July 11. They were protesting Gov. George Pataki’s support of a recent Appeals Court decision that said that under the state constitution, New York is only required to educate children to an eighth grade level “in preparation for low-wage jobs.”