Thursday, February 20, 2014

A History Lesson from the Civil Rights Movement for Anti-Testing Activists

The non violent Civil Rights movement of the 1950's and 1960's did not hold most of their meetings in public. If they did, those meetings would have been broken up and those organizing and attending them would have faced severe retaliation. Organizers persuaded frightened people to get up the courage to register to vote or protest a segregated facility at tens of thousands of small meeting in homes and church basements. Yes we have seen all the great rallies and marches on televised film clips.- and those big public events were important. But the real work of organizing took place in small groups, away from the prying eye of authorities.

Since so many public officials want to suppress our movement, and have already showed their determination to retaliate against parents and teachers who speak out against Common Core and Abusive Testing, there is no reason to tell those officials where we are meeting and what we are doing..... until we are strong enough to beat them!!!