Governor Rick Snyder, Michigan Legislature, Carol Goss, Michael Flanagan: Help End the EAA's Campaign Against Whistleblower Teacher Brooke Harris
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Governor of Michigan
Governor Rick Snyder, Michigan Legislature, Carol Goss, Michael Flanagan
Chair of Education Achievement Authority
Carol Goss
State Superintendent
Michael Flanagan

Governor Rick Snyder, Michigan Legislature, Carol Goss, Michael Flanagan: Help End the EAA's Campaign Against Whistleblower Teacher Brooke Harris

    1. Maiyoua Vang
    2. Petition by

      Maiyoua Vang

The only thing our children have left in this world are adults who will either stand witness and fight (and fall) for them or adults who feed them to the profit machine. Ms. Brooke Harris is a young, award winning educator who was placed on leave by the Education Achievement Authority (EAA), Governor Rick Snyder's project that removes "failing" public schools and places them into a state detention system governed by a board he appoints. Without public accountability, the EAA does what it wants, and that includes silencing those who would speak up about the learning and teaching conditions inside the EAA. Placing the needs of her students and her community before her own, Ms. Harris has repeatedly testified on behalf of students about the deficient learning and teaching conditions inside the EAA. On May 9, 2013, she testified one too many times, and now after being placed on indefinite leave, faces a pre-termination hearing on July 15, 2013. Please stand up for our children and our community by supporting Ms. Harris. Tell Governor Snyder and his partners to end this EAA experiment now and stop the campaign against this brave young teacher.  All of Michigan, this brave young teacher is sacrificing herself AGAIN for our children. Please Stand Up Now and support her. Finally, don't forget to read the letter below addressed to Governor Snyder et al.

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    News

    1. URGENT UPDATE FROM Reporter Chris Savage, ELECTABLOG

      Maiyoua Vang
      Petition Organizer

      The Education Achievement Authority (EAA), Governor Rick Snyder's school takeover system that is currently operating only in Detroit, HAS MOVED THE LOCATION of the Pre-Termination Hearing and CLOSED it to the public. Read latest information here:
      http://www.eclectablog.com/2013/07/detroit-eaa-admins-make-brooke-harriss-pretermination-hearing-closed-to-the-public-move-venue.html

      Detroit EAA admins make Brooke Harris's pretermination hearing closed to the public & move venue

      So much for "PUBLIC" schools... As I wrote about earlier in the week, Brooke Harris, the teacher fired from a Pontiac charter school for helping students organize a fundraiser for the family of Trayvon Martin, is about to be fired again.

    2. Reached 500 signatures
    3. BREAKING NEWS: Chris Savage article from ELECTABLOG

      Maiyoua Vang
      Petition Organizer
      BREAKING: Teacher fired from Pontiac schools for Trayvon Martin fundraiser now being fired by Education Achievement Authority

      Message to teachers: Sit down and shut up. In April of 2012, Brooke Harris, a teacher at the Pontiac Academy for Excellence charter school, was fired for attempting to assist her students hold a fundraiser for the family of Trayvon Martin. A Change.org petition demanding that she be reinstated gathered 233,009 signatures.

    4. Reached 250 signatures

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    • Felicia Jones DETROIT, MI
      • 8 months ago

      Young people need to support what they believe in. Too many, do not even think they will live until 25 years old. So stand for something or fall anything!

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    • Sue Hart FLUSHING, MI
      • 9 months ago

      If Ms. Harris was simply assisting her students with a fundraiser for the Trayvon Martin , then what was the problem with that? A teacher assisting her sudents who wanted to do a charitabile act of kindness is considered a great teacher and a role model. This witch hunt by these racist EAA board is a waste of time and money which also teaches those kids that an act of kindness can get you in trouble. Stop this ridiculous witch hunt and do some actual work.

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    • Richard Spring MANCHESTER, MI
      • 9 months ago

      Even teachers deserve 1st amendment protections!

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    • Elisa Cruz-Odio PFLUGERVILLE, TX
      • about 1 year ago

      Students and teachers need to come first and stop the bureaucratic Authority's deficiencies...

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      • over 1 year ago

      PRESERVE 1st amendment rights and the protection of employees in workplace who speak out and against injustice.

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