Tuesday, October 2, 2012


Interesting group of other "parents" on their email list. More chaos creation. Stay tuned ...

From: Action for Community in Raleigh (ACRe) [mailto:actionforcommunity@gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, October 02, 2012 3:44 PM
To: Action for Community in Raleigh (ACRe)
Cc: Christine Kushner; Christopher Brook; Christopher Hill; Haddix, Elizabeth McLaughlin;
gabe@taltongilbert.com; peter@taltongilbert.com; Nancy Petty; Nancy.McFarlane@raleighnc.gov; Russ.Stephenson@raleighnc.gov; eugene.weeks@raleighnc.gov; klhill@wcpss.net; ksutton@wcpss.net; tqureshi@email.unc.edu; Mark Dorosin
Subject: RELEASE: WILL FIRING TATA STOP WAKE'S STPP? NC HEAT OCT 6 School to Prison March in Raleigh


Monserrat Alvarez - 919-349-0928
Carly Campbell - 919-265-4645

Will Firing Superintendent Tata Stop the School to Prison Pipeline?
Saturday October 6 Students Across the Triangle Will March From Washington Elementary to Central Prison to End School Push-Out

Raleigh, NC -- On Saturday October 6, NC HEAT (Heroes Emerging Among Teens) will march and rally as part of Dignity In School's National Week of Action Against School Push-Out.  Students, educators, families and public education advocates will gather at Washington GT Magnet Elementary School for a speak out and press conference, then march to Central Prison. The event will raise awareness of the issues and policies that contribute to North Carolina’s school to prison pipeline and school push-out.

Press Conference at 4:30p at Washington Elementary (1000 Fayetteville St., Raleigh, NC)
Closing Rally, Speak Out & Participatory Cultural Event at 6:00p at Central Prison

This action is part of Dignity in School's National Week of Action on School Push-out, September 29 to October 6, 2012. Throughout the week, thousands of parents, students, educators and education advocates will take part in student-led actions and events around the country to expose the school push-out crisis and advocate for the human rights of every young person and student to a quality education and to be treated with dignity.


“We need to work together to turn schools into places where kids feel safe, and not hunted,” said Qasima Wideman, a junior at Cary High School and member of NC HEAT.

“As we say good-bye to Anthony Tata, who showed through his actions that he was more concerned about partisanship and proximity than he was with equity, we need to think about what kind of values & priorities we as students want to see in the next Wake County superintendent.  We demand an open process and meaningful input from students, educators, and families when hiring this person.  We demand someone who will work hard to end policies that lead to push-out in our schools and who is committed to end the school to prison pipeline.  We call for an end to school policies that criminalize immigrant, LGBTQ youth, and youth of color,” said Monserrat Alvarez, a founding member of NC HEAT.