Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Jonathan Kozol & Brian Jones (MORE) Fri, Nov 9th, : Fire in the Ashes: Victims and Survivors of Apartheid in New York

Two postings in a row with the leading MORE candidates in the upcoming UFT elections. Brian is running for UFT Secretary which is the second in command position in the UFT, a position Randi and Tom Pappas held.

Julie and Brian make for a power house pair to lead the MORE ticket.

Friday November 9, 5pm


Fire in the Ashes: Victims and Survivors of Apartheid in New York

Jonathan Kozol and Brian Jones

Returning to the scene of his prize-winning books Rachel and Her Children and Amazing Grace, Jonathan Kozol shares insights of twenty-five years in New York’s poorest neighborhood’s public school system in conversation with teacher, activist educator Brian Jones. Together they will explore the urgent issues that confront our urban schools – a devastating race-gap, and a pathological regime of obsessive testing that prioritizes exams over rich curricula that excite a love of learning. Why do certain children rise above it all, graduate from high school and do well in college, while others are defeated by the time they enter adolescence? How can we organize and mobilize educators, parents, students, and our communities against the corporate and government policies that underfund, undermine, and privatize our public school system?
Co-sponsored by (In)equality Matters,Advanced Research Collaborative, Rethinking Schools, Save Our Schools, Change the Stakes, Haymarket Books, PhD programs in Urban Education and Critical Social/Personality Psychology, Center for Human Environment, and Public Science Projectinequality_matters_logo_BLACK.png

Free and open to the public. All events take place at The Graduate Center, CUNY 365 Fifth Ave btw  34th & 35th. The building and the venues are fully accessible. For more information please visit  or call 212.817.2005 or e-mail

Also from Brian:

Racism, Class and the Attack on Public Education: A Talk by Brian Jones

Still Separate, Still Unequal: Racism, Class and the Attack on Public Education, with Brian Jones from N Alexander on Vimeo.


  1. The CUNY website says the event is cancelled. Better check it out.

  2. brian is brilliant! thank you for this critical review of race and public education. brian has deeply connected the dots and his comments stand somewhere between incisive inferences and fact finding. may he continue to go far as an educator, an advocate, and- we'd be fortunate - a union leader someday.


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