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TEP-SLT Invitation Letter 01-22-2013 (2)

TEP-SLT Invitation Letter 01-22-2013 (2)

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Texas Education Project - 1
TEXAS EDUCATION PROJECT
COMMUNITY DRIVENHI-TECH QUALITY EDUCATION FOR ALL TEXAS CHILDREN
“The philosophy of the schoolroom in one generation is the philosophy of government in the next.” ―
THANK YOU FOR AGREEING TO JOIN US ON:
S
ATURDAY
,
 
J
ANUARY
26,
 
2013
AT
09:00A.M.H
OUSTON
C
OMMUNITY
C
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1158002
 
F
ULTON
S
T
.,
 
H
OUSTON
,
 
TX
 
-
 
77022
 
TODAY MOST TEXANS UNDERSTAND THAT IF WE ARE GOING TO SURVIVE AS A STATE,AS A PEOPLE, AND AS TEXANS, WE MUST DO SOMETHING ABOUT OUR PUBLIC-EDUCATION-SYSTEM.AS YOU ARE AWARE, IN PUBLIC-EDUCATION THE STATE OF TEXAS RANKS EITHER 48THOR 49TH OF THE FIFTY UNITED STATES, DEPENDING ON WHAT SURVEY YOU READ.WE, THE STATE OF TEXAS, EITHER LEAD, OR ARE CLOSE TO LEADING, OUR NATION INMOST NEGATIVE CATAGORIES SUCH AS:
 
THE GREAT NUMBER OF STUDENTS OF COLOR AND/OR POVERTY WHO ARE IN THEALTERNATIVE DISCIPLINARY SCHOOLS;
 
THE INCREASING NUMBERS OF STUDENTS OF COLOR AND/OR POVERTY WHO AREEITHER IN DISCIPLINARY BOOT-CAMPS OR JUVENILE-DETENTION-CENTERS;
 
THE EVER INCREASING NUMBERS OF STUDENTS OF COLOR AND/OR POVERTYWHO DROP-OUT OR ARE FORCED OUT OF SCHOOL;
 
THE INCREASING NUMBERS OF HIGH-SCHOOL GRADUATING STUDENTS OF COLORAND/OR POVERTY THAT ENROLL IN UNIVERSITIES, WHO ARE UNPREPARED, ANDUNABLE TO SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE THE FRESHMAN YEAR OF UNIVERSIT
IES’
 CURRICULUMS;
 
THE INCREASING NUMBERS OF HIGH-SCHOOL GRADUATING STUDENTS OF COLORAND/OR POVERTY WHO MUST ATTEND COMMUNITY COLLEGES AND TAKEREMEDIAL HIGH-SCHOOL COURSES;
 
Texas Education Project - 2
 
THE INCREASING NUMBERS OF YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN OF COLOR AND/ORPOVERTY WHO DROPPED OUT OF SCHOOL AND FIND THEMSELVES EITHERENROLLED IN (PROBATION) OR IN THE CUSTODY (INCARCERATION) OF THETEXAS CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM (TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS -TDC); AND,
 
THE INCREASING NUMBERS OF YOUNG MEN OF COLOR AND/OR POVERTY WHODROPPED OUT OF SCHOOL AND HAVE EITHER BEEN EXECUTED OR AREAWAITING EXECUTION BY THE TEXAS CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM (TEXASDEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS). (ETC)WE, THE STATE OF TEXAS, ARE EITHER LAST, OR ARE CLOSE TO LAST, IN THE NATION INMOST POSITIVE CATAGORIES SUCH AS:
 
THE LACK OF HIGH-SCHOOL GRADUATING STUDENTS OF COLOR AND/ORPOVERTY (ESPECIALLY YOUNG MEN) THAT COMPLETE THE WORK ANDGRADUATE FROM MAJOR FOUR-YEAR COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES;
 
AND THE LIST CONTINUES
 – 
ETC.RECENTLY, ON A TELEVISED PBS PROGRAM, -
RED, WHITE AND BLUE
, THE WELLKNOWN AND RESPECTED
PROFESSOR, STEVE MURDOCK, RICE UNIVERSITY,
PREDICTED: “IF, BY
THE YEAR 2015, TEXAS DOES NOTHING TO IMPROVE PUBLIC-EDUCATION, TEXAS WILL BECOME THE FIRST THIRD-WORLD-STATE IN THE ONLYSUPER-POWER-
NATION IN THE WORLD”
 
THE FACT IS: “FOR T
HE LAST ONE-HUNDRED-FIFTY (150) YEARS, THE STATE OF TEXAS,FOR WHATEVER REASON, HAS FAILED TO EDUCATE ALL THE CHILDREN OF THEGREATER STATE OF TEXAS.TEXAS ELECTED OFFICIALS, OUR REPRESENTATIVES: EITHER -
WON’T FIX IT; DON’T
KNOW HOW TO FIX IT;
DON’T WANT TO FIX IT
; OR SIMPLE,
DON’T CARE TO FIX IT
.
“…
ARE CHILDREN OF COLOR AND/OR POVERY UNEDUCATABLE?
 NO! NO! NO!MANY BELIEVE:
“IN TEXAS, THERE EXI
STS A RACIST EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM THATTOGETHER WITH A RACIST JUSTICIAL SYSTEM, CONSPIRE TO TARGET CHILDRENOF COLOR AND/OR POVERTY, ESPECIALLY MALE TEENAGERS, FORCING THEM OUTOF SCHOOLS, PREPARING THEM FOR STATE CORRECTIONAL AND PENALINSTITUTIONS, WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY TERRORIZING, TRAUMATIZING, ANDBANKRUPTING THEIR FAMILIES ECONOMICALLY, EMOTIONALLY AND MENT
ALLY.”
 
 
Texas Education Project - 3IS IT BY DESIGN? MANY OF COURSE BELIEVE IT IS! LOOK AT THE EVEDINCE:MANY LEARNED PSYCHOLOGISTS, SOCIOLOGISTS AND CRIMINOLOGISTS HAVECONCLUDED THAT THERE IS A CLOSE CORRELATION THAT EXISTS BETWEEN YOUNGPEOPLE OF COLOR AND/OR POVERTY THAT DROP-OUT OF SCHOOL SOON FINDSTHEMSELVES IN GRAVE DIFFICULTIES THAT OFTENTIMES LEADS TO PROBATIONAND/OR INCARCERATION.
“IF WE DON’T EDUCATE
OUR CHILDREN, THE STREETS WILL!
 
TODAY OUR STATE IS AT A CROSSROAD - IT IS FACED WITH A GRAVE DILEMMA WHICHIS THREATENING NOT ONLY THE FUTURE OF TEXAS BUT MORE HORRIFIC, THE FUTUREOF OUR CHILDREN.THE GREAT STATE OF TEXAS IS RAPIDLY APPROACHING THE STATUS AS
THE GREATPENAL STATE OF TEXAS.
THE QUESTION IS:
“DO WE CHANGE OUR ED
UCATION SYSTEM SO THATWE CAN CONTINUE TO BE THE GREAT STATE OF
TEXAS?”
OR
“DO WE
ALLOW OUR STATE TO CONTINUE ON THE SAME DOWNWARD SPIRAL,DISASTEROUS ROAD AND BECOME THE GREAT PENAL STATE OF
TEXAS?”
 
OUR DILEMMA IS: -
“DO WE CONTINUE TO W
AIT FOR TEXAS ELECTED OFFICIALS TO FIXOUR EDUCATION SYSTEM
?” OR “DO WE FIX IT OURSELVES?”
IN FACT, WE REALLY D
ON’T HAVE A CHOICE.
WE MUST CHANGE THIS FAILURE INTEXAS, AND IF WE WANT TEXAS BY THE YEAR
2030
, TO LEAD THE NATION IN THEEDUCATION OF OUR CHILDREN, ALL OUR CHILDREN, WE MUST DO IT OURSELVES.THE REASON WE ARE INVITING YOU TO THIS
“COMMUNITIES
LEADERSHIP ANDORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS TRAINING
ON JANUARY 26, 2013 IS TO JOIN US ANDTOGETHER WE CAN LEARN THE SKILLS WE NEED TO CHANGE THE FUTURE FOR OURMOST PRECIOUS RESOURCE IN THE STATE OF TEXAS
 – 
OUR CHILDREN
 – 
AND WETOGETHER CAN, BY DEMANDING HIGH-QUALITY STATE-OF-THE-ARTS TECHNOLOGY-BASED EDUCATION FOR ALL OUR CHILDREN STARTING IN THE YEAR 2015, SECURE THEFUTURE OF OUR CHILDREN AND OUR STATE.TODAY - THE SEED HAS BEEN PLANTED
 – 
HISTORY IS BEING MADE
 – 
 WE ARE ASKING YOU, TEXANS - THE PEOPLE OF TEXAS,
WHO ARE “THE RIGHTFU
LGOVERNMENT OF
THE STATE OF TEXAS”
(A GOVERNMENT OF THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE)
, TO STAND UP AND JO
IN US IN SEEKING “RE
DRESS OF A
GREIVANCE”

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