Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Friday, June 03, 2016
Mr. Kozol has not lost his passion for progressive education in America, On our June 1st SOS Webinar, Mr. Kozol will discuss topics he has devoted his life to, including the damage done to children by testing mania, the damage done to teachers by a regiment of punitive accountability built on test scores, and the shameful inequality between rich schools and poor, the latter resulting in the near total segregation within our schools. For Black and Hispanic children, separate and unequal education is an everyday phenomenon.
A portion of the virtual fundraiser tied to Mr. Kozol's SOS Webinar will go to scholarships for the students he's been working for all his life: those in need, and those who want to be part of the solution....to change an education system that fosters segregation and inequality while actively ignoring if not crushing creativity, curiosity and originality, as critical capacities of children.
We suggest a $25 contribution, but any and all amounts will be gratefully appreciated!
Save Our Schools Coalition Webinar and Fundraiser
Moderated by Mike Klonsky
Wednesday, June 1st, 8 PM [EDT]
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
|1969 press conference: From left: Fred Hampton and Bobby Rush (Black Panthers); Cha Cha Jiminez (Young Lords Organization); Mike Klonsky (SDS)|
Nelson goes on to chronicle many of the Black Panthers’ achievements, such as their trailblazing breakfast program for children, and the indisputable effect of the party to inspire pride in black Americans, and respect from the radical Left. As Mike Klonsky of the Students for a Democratic Society remarks, the Black Panthers were viewed as “the vanguard of the revolution.” -- Film Journal International
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Spoke in this class of undergrads at Kenyon College, Monday evening. They are reading Jonathan Kozol's "Savage Inequalities". After class, students and their great prof, Peter Rutkoff, posed for this group pic to send to Jonathan as a birthday greeting.
Great talk @wgnradio w/@mikeklonsky, Che Rhymefest, Mike Taylor & @mammothomammoth #NormalizedTrauma #AfterJRW pic.twitter.com/ZsyrgtPQ5y
— Patti Vasquez (@PattiVasquezCHI) August 29, 2014
Friday, March 28, 2014
Rag Radio: Fighting for Public Education with Julian Vasquez Heilig & Mike Klonsky (February 28, 2014)
Julian Vasquez Heilig and Mike Klonsky join Thorne Dreyer in discussing our endangered public education system, the nature and genesis of the flawed "educational reform" movement, and ideas about how public schools can be improved and can be saved from privatization.
Vasquez Heilig hosted the Network for Public Education's first National Conference, held March 1- 2, 2014, on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin. Mike Klonsky moderated a panel on "Movement Building" at the gathering of leading public education activists. The group was founded by noted author and educational policy analyst Diane Ravitch in 2013, and has become a prominent voice in the education reform debate.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Thursday, June 27, 2013
|On Monday, March 25, 2013 we had over 500 male students from third through eighth grade and well over 20 presenters from various professions attend this phenomenal event.|
Dr. Michael Klonsky, DePaul University Professor & Educational Consultant
Marc Augustave, Assistant Corporate Counsel
Don Murphy, American Family Insurance
Honorable Judge Orville E. Hambright,Jr., Circuit Court
Honorable Judge William Boyd, Circuit Court
Dr. James Cunneen, Retired Superintendent & Educational Consultant
Chief Mark Davis, Chief of Police Calumet Park, IL &Retired Chicago Police Commander 32 years
Gerald Jones, Educator at Rich Township District 227 & Chairman and Coordinator of the Guide Right Program for Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Evergreen Park, Illinois
Percy Colvin, Entrepreneur Colvin Printing and Graphics
Honorable State Representative William Davis, 29th District
Frank Dixon, CTA and Minister, New Evangelical Bible Church
Dr. Ron Garner, Architect
Terrence Lyles, Insurance Consultant for American Family
Khomeini Khan, AXA Equitable Financial
Anthony Brown, AXA Equitable Financial
Pastor Dr. Michael Reynolds, New Life Celebration
Michael Rogers, Architect for McDonald’s Corporation
Oscar Scott, College Recruiter
Michael Steele, Educational Administration
Honorable State Representative Thaddeus Jones, 27th District
Dr. Johnny Thomas, Superintendent District 155 Crystal Lake, IL
Dr. Creg Williams, Superintendent District 215 Calumet City, IL
John Ross, Lieutenant for Chicago Fire Department
Elmer Winters, Staff Sergeant for U.S. Army
Joseph Jemison Jr., Comedian and Actor
Richard Wills, Cook County Probation Officer