Jesse The Walking Man Turner is walking from Connecticut to Washington DC this summer to protest the education malpractice that is demoralizing parents, teachers, and turning our children into human capital.
I'll start walking in June, time it to reach Washington DC for the BAT's National Congress July, (400 miles in 40 days)
I'll post my itinerary in February. I will hold Walking Man Events along the way in people's homes, libraries, coffee shops, churches, and on street corners, to gather evidence from parents, students, and teachers.
1. I am a Professor of literacy, I have a Ph.D in Language, Reading, and Culture. Everything I know professionally informs me what is happening to our children in the name of education reform is child abuse.
2. Because Moses walked, because the Cherokee Walked, because the Navajo walked, because Martin Walked, and because Cesar Chavez walked. Walking may just be the most potent weapon human beings have against oppression.
3. Because childhood matters.
4. Because children come first.
5.Becasue someone has to tell our nation's leaders our children, their teachers and local schools are more than test scores.
This is a grassroots campaign to connect the dots across states and bring awareness to the testing abuse that is demoralizing children and their teachers. My estimate is the walk will cost me 6000.00. I am willing contributing 3000 of my own money to my walk. My hope is to raise 3000 dollars the other half of the cost.