The Rev. William Barber: A Civil Rights Leader for Our Time

Diane Ravitch's blog

The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II is a major national figure in the civil rights movement of our time. He will be the keynote speaker at the Network for Public Education’s annual conference on April 15-17 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Rev. Barber is the founder of the Moral Mondays movement in North Carolina, where a radical faction has taken control of the Legislature and the Governor’s seat. The Moral Mondays convenes every Monday in front of the State Capitol to protest the legislsture’s assaults on basic human rights.

Please come to Raleigh to meet Rev. Barber and hear his eloquent plea for justice and decency in our time.

Here is a statement that Rev. Barber wrote about the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

Rev. Barber writes:

Fix public education, end high stakes testing, pass ESEA

All lives of students matter. Children come into life with fresh…

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