Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Group Calls For 'Community Learning Centers'

In response, corporate controlled school system, legislature, and city push privatization, vouchers, the underfunding of struggling schools, forced bankruptcy of the hardest-hit district, prison-style charter schools for some, gentrification charters (public $ to privately controlled schools in 'revitalized' neighborhoods) for others, and no vision for addressing structural poverty and underemployment.  


On the 60th anniversary of the historic Brown vs. Board of Education decision Saturday, a small group rallied in front of City Hall to call on elected officials to improve St. Louis’ schools.
The students, parents, members of Metropolitan Congregations United and representatives from the American Federation of Teachers St. Louis want schools turned into “community learning centers.”