On today’s POWERTALK w/ Lorraine Jacques White, Ga.  State Representative, Alisha Thomas Morgan, and Helen Butler, Executive Director of the Ga. Coalition of the People’s Agenda, stopped by to chat about two very special programs – Race to the Top and Common Core Standards.

“This is especially critical for communities of color; therefore, parents need to come and get the knowledge necessary for these programs to be a success,” states Butler.” Morgan added, “We’re moving, as a state, to a place where we are trying to get the very best of standards all over Ga.”

Participating organizations include: The Mexican American Legal Defense & Educational Fund, The Campaign for High School Equality, The Coalition for the Peoples’ Agenda, The Georgia State Conference and The Urban League of Greater Atlanta.

Listen to the rest of their conversation here:

Want to learn more about these programs? Be sure to attend their information seminar THIS SATURDAY! The event is free and open to the public. Details are as follows:

DATE: Saturday, March 12th

TIME: 10AM – 1:30PM


Inman Middle School

774 Va Ave, N.E.

Atlanta, GA

For more information, call 404-653-1199 or 678-559-1071.

  1. Sarah says:

    I have to agree with the callers from Derrick’s show, that Alisha Thomas Morgan has sold out to the Republicans…She is my soror , but I must call a spade a spade…She sided with the republicans for this hope reform, and it will all benefit the northside of town instead of the southside…Race to the top, has nothing to do with quaility equipment in the classrooms, qualified teachers, and resources to make the classrooms more competitive…We are operating at a disadvantage, every few years they change the goal line or move the bar and it’s always to the advanatage for the areas with the most resources…

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