Rally and Protest at Minneapolis Public Schools headquarters (9/25)
We the People, an ad-hoc group of concerned citizens are staging a rally and protest in front of the new Minneapolis Public Schools headquaters on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 4 p.m. with a press conference at 4:30
After the rally, participants are invited to attend the MPS board meeting at 5:00.
This event is to bring more public awareness to the fact Minneapolis Public Schools has failed parents and the community as it pertains to test scores along with suspensions and expulsions of minority youth. You are asked to bring signs, banners to protest what some call a generational “epic” fail of the Minneapolis Public Schools.
We encourage local media to attend this long overdue rally to assist in getting information into the mainstream about serious disparities in education for children of color in the Minneapolis Public Schools.
Minnesota's Black leaders and Black organizations have been behind closed doors with talks about a “Blue Print for Action” and other “master plans,” shrouded in layers of stratification and organized in social Kabul’s that are a who’s-who of the local Black community. It seems like it’s more important to introduce yourself and a position they to actually get any work done on bringing attention to the heinous disparities of Minneapolis school children. Having “panels” and retreats only benefit the organizations. The practice of folly has never assisted the Negro school child.
Just some facts on the Minneapolis Public Schools and Black children:
1. 81% of Black children in the Minneapolis Public Schools failed, and continue to fail in having proficiency in reading and math.
2. 2,500 Black Minneapolis Public School children were suspending in the school year 2011-2012.
3. Only 33% of Black students, who should graduate, actually finish.
4. The Minneapolis Public Schools is failing students of color, meaning there is no positive future of student success beyond high school.
(Information provided by “We the People.”)
It’s time to start making our voices heard – loud and clear!