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Dr Jesse Turner
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Professor, Education Activist, Public Education Advocate
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This week on 'The War Report On Public Education' - VIVA LA RESISTANCE:  Dr. Jesse Turner and his friends on the meaning/message of walking to Washington, D.C.  The resistance to the privatization of education is alive, well and growing, and the resistance is coming to D.C. this summer 2015. We will NOT let our schools be ruined, our teachers demoralized, our children preyed upon and our democracy destroyed. WE WILL RESIST!!!!

Jesse ‘The Walking Man’ Turner is walking from Connecticut to Washington, D.C. this summer to protest the education malpractice that is demoralizing parents, teachers, and turning our children into human capital. He will start walking in June, time it to reach Washington DC for the BAT's National Congress July, (400 miles in 40 days) and will hold ‘Walking Man’ Events along the way in people's homes, libraries, coffee shops, churches, and on street corners, to gather evidence from parents, students, and teachers.

 People ask why walk?

1. Dr. Jesse Turner is a Professor of Literacy and has a PhD in Language, Reading, and Culture. He states “Everything I know professionally informs me what is happening to our children in the name of education reform is child abuse”.

2. Because Moses walked, because the Cherokee walked, because the Navajo walked, because Martin Luther King walked, and because Cesar Chavez walked. Walking may just be the most potent weapon human beings have against oppression.

Will you join Jesse in his historic walk? Tune in this Sunday, June 7 and find out how you can be part of the resistance.