By Kelly Dawson
Several hundred parent, teacher and community activists from around the country will meet in Milwaukee this July 25-28 at the biennial conference of the National Coalition of Education Activists (NCEA).
The conference, titled "Reclaiming our Children's Education: Uniting Families, Schools and Communities," offers "a chance for supporters of excellent and equitable public schools to share experience, skills, and information," said Debi Duke, NCEA organizer. The conference will take place at the Milwaukee Area Technical College.
Participants will learn and strategize together in workshops, caucus meetings and social events. Workshops include:
"Building a Teacher/Student/Parent Anti-Racist Movement," facilitated by an activist from the United Teachers of Los Angeles (see article, p. 20); "Clearing a Space for Social Justice Unionism;" a session on how to campaign against vouchers, and many others. Caucus meetings provide opportunities for attendees of the same racial or ethnic group to network, share experiences and discuss issues of particular concern to their group.