Today's Date: April 18, 2024
Beli Introduces Innovative Preconception Boost: A New Step Toward Optimizing Fertility Before Pregnancy   •   Bausch + Lomb Reports More Than 84 Million Units of Contact Lenses, Lens Care and Eye Care Materials Collected Through Innovativ   •   WIN SOURCE Sponsors #Women4ew Networking Event that Empowers Women at Embedded World Germany 2024   •   Cushman & Wakefield Appointed by Standard Chartered Bank to Deliver Property Services across Asia and Global Asset and Trans   •   Southeastern Grocers strengthens commitment to building a more sustainable future with annual progress report and Earth Month in   •   Elite Learning Offers Oncology Nurse Certification Renewal CE and Wound Care Nurse Certification Class & Exam Prep   •   World Champion Track Standout Gabby Thomas and Pug Rico Race to the Top with Nulo's 'Fuel Incredible’   •   The Cigna Group Foundation Announces New Grant Program To Address Youth Mental Health Crisis   •   Henry Schein Supports The ‘Carry The Load’ Memorial May Campaign For Third Consecutive Year   •   Quebec's INESSS recommends BEYFORTUS® for the prevention of RSV for all infants 8 months of age and younger(1)   •   Star Gala inspires $2.3 million in giving to support Children's Minnesota neuroscience program and first-of-its kind pediatric s   •   Lieutenant General David Fridovich Joins Academy Securities’ Advisory Board and Geopolitical Intelligence Group   •   CRITEO HIGHLIGHTS 2023 SUSTAINABILITY PROGRESS IN NEW CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY REPORT   •   Paralyzed Veterans of America receives $1.17 million donation from Penske Automotive Group and celebrates 10th year of partnersh   •   Toyota Camry Goes Exclusively Hybrid Plus a New Look and More Technology   •   Global Sources Hong Kong Shows Phase II: Ushering in a New Era of Smart Living   •   Prime Coalition Announces Trellis Climate to Accelerate Deployment of First-of-a-Kind Climate Projects Through Catalytic Capital   •   GreenShield workers ratify new contract that protects them from outsourcing and boosts job security"   •   Ritual Film Co. Premieres Los Angeles Rams Documentary ‘Matthew Stafford: Locked In’   •   Making Better Essential: Pentair Releases 2023 Corporate Responsibility Report Featuring Its Progress in Advancing Sustainabilit
Bookmark and Share

STATEMENT BY REVEREND AL SHARPTON ON HIS MEETING TODAY WITH PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA AND SECRETARY OF EDUCATION ARNE DUNCAN

STATEMENT BY REVEREND AL SHARPTON ON HIS MEETING TODAY WITH PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA AND SECRETARY OF EDUCATION ARNE DUNCAN

“I felt it very noteworthy that the President of the United States would agree to meet on an issue of such great importance as the race and economic gap in public education. We had asked for such a meeting after the White House sent Vice President Biden to address our National Action Network (NAN) convention on April 3rd. The President wanted people that don’t agree on specific issues but agree that there must be an open fight to close the race and economic gap to participate in the meeting. Also present was former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich who spoke at NAN’s national convention and supports vouchers while I do not. Mayor Michael Bloomberg supports mayoral control without any revisions and is running for re-election, and I support neither. In fact, I talked with his opponent New York City Comptroller Bill Thompson who encouraged me not to worry about politics but to worry about our children. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was the fourth invitee but couldn’t come because of intense labor negotiations. We have now all agreed to work with a larger working body with Secretary Arne Duncan on how we can concretely address the problems of unequal funding, performance of teachers, pay for teachers, and other issues that will tangibly change the existing gap in education. We at National Action Network will continue to mobilize for the anniversary rally commemorating Brown v. Board of Education on Saturday, May 16th at the White House Ellipse--the “Close the Gap Rally.”

 
Reverend Al Sharpton, President of National Action Network

 

Rev. Al Sharpton (R) walks with Education Secretary Arne Duncan (L) after attending a meeting about education reforms with U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington May 7, 2009. Behind is former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich who also attended the meeting.REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

--
Rachel Noerdlinger
Senior Vice President of Communications
Reverend Al Sharpton Media
(212) 876-5444/revalmedia@yahoo.com

or

Rita Abrahams
Communications Associate
sharptonmediateam@gmail.com


Back to top
| Back to home page
Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News