Journey 4 Justice
In January of 2017, a group of parents, educators, and students from Detroit traveled to Washington to raise their concerns at Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ confirmation hearing. They came to advocate for a public education system based on equity and democracy. They came because they already lived with the consequences of policies that undermine those values, policies that DeVos had advocated for in Michigan. They came to speak truth to power and were silenced—shut out of the room where it happened.
We invite you to watch and share this 30 minute documentary about this action from Journey for Justice Alliance.
Journey for Justice is a 180 production co-directed by Rob English and Sam Chaltain.
- Democrats and Devos: Partners in the Illusion of School Choice?: In this Op-Ed for Truthout.org, Journey for Justice’s Jitu Brown traces through the false promises of American education reform in the sixty-plus years since Brown v Board of Education, and issues a direct challenge to the Democratic Party.
- The #WeChoose Campaign: The #WeChoose campaign dismantles the “illusion of school choice” by promoting what thousands of parents and students demand daily in their education experience: equity, expressed through access to world-class public schools within walking distance of their homes.
- Public Education Funding Inequity: The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights published this report in January showing how the inequitable distribution of funding for K-12 education negatively impacts opportunities for low-income students and students of color.
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