The First Annual National Enlightenment Walk for Education Reform in America (NEW ERA) will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2011 marking the beginning of American Education Week (November 13-19). In an effort to bring awareness and create a sense of urgency on a myriad of issues in America’s education system, this year’s walk will primarily focus on encouraging and supporting the students’ voice in education reform. We firmly believe that if educators and policy makers want to bring about change for the greater good of the students, then it is crucial that they fully understand the students’ perspective. A great part of understanding students’ perspectives can be accomplished by including their thoughts, suggestions, and feedback in the reform process.

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A Message from the Founder: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnlqwMqK63k

Tavis Smiley http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUSMUEDuX80
Cornel West http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHGjNDGPkFo
Glen Harris http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Owr_IWOIrqs&feature=related
Cato June http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzCJDNXeoZ8&feature=related

Sponsors:   Chick Fil-a  –  Radio One  –  Praise 104  –  Magic 102  –  MBM Entertainment, LLC

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