Gwen Samuel (Founder, CTPU) motivating students to write letters to U.S. secretary of education. Source:

Goeffrey Canada reflecting on activities with students in "Waiting for Superman". Source: Paramount Pictures

Who are the nation’s most relevant civil rights leaders? Neither Jesse Jackson nor Al Sharpton fit the bill. And it isn’t Benjamin Todd Jealous, the far lesser known president of the increasingly irrelevant National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

These days, civil rights leadership can be claimed by folks such as Geoffrey Canada, CNN commentator Dr. Steve Perry, and Gwen Samuel, founder of the Connecticut Parent Union. Each one is taking on the biggest concern among black families — and families throughout the nation overall — in this century: the reform of America’s lackluster traditional public schools. Read Full Article at The American Spectator



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