"The man who managed busses and trains and the 911 emergency dispatch center is now in charge of managing our children," said Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court Dorothy Brown referring to the appointment of Ron Huberman as the new CEO of Chicago Public Schools. "This is not personal but it is critical that Illinois has an educated workforce. Huberman is not qualified for this position."
Lt. Gen. Russell Honore', U.S. Army (retired), who led the Army's respnse to Hurricanes Rita and Katrina, was the special guest this week on Upfront with Jesse Jackson. After dealing with the lack of preparedness for these disasters, Honore' said at his retirement that he wants to spend the rest of this life creating a "culture of preparedness" to prevent another post-disaster disaster. The program focused on what preparedness means and how to achieve it.
With college costs continuing to soar and more college graduates struggling to make their student loan payments, Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, is urging lawmakers to extend the benefits of the federal bailout to these young people through adoption of the Rainbow PUSH Education Stimulus Plan.
The following is a statement from Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, regarding Mayor Richard Daley's decision to name CTA chief Ron Huberman as CEO of Chicago Public Schools.
Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, will meet this week with other civil rights leaders to make sure the rising cost of higher education does not get beyond the reach of students who need college the most.
"When Barack Obama was sworn in as the nation's first African-American president, many viewed that moment as the culmination of the modern civil rights movement," said Rev. Jesse L. Jackson on this week's Upfront with Jesse Jackson television program. "This has been a transcendent and intergenerational moment in American history."
Please find below a statement from Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition regarding President Barack Obama's choice for Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton.
It is fitting that President Barack Obama assumed the nation's highest office one day after Dr. King's birthday was celebrated as a national holiday,” said Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition. “Many will view America’s first black president as the culmination of the modern Civil Rights Movement, a struggle most often identified with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.”
Commemorating the life and achievements of the great civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and celebrating the historic election of President Barack Obama, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition will host a job fair from noon to 4 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 26, 2009, at the organization's headquarters, 930 E. 50th Street.
During the 12th annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit, hosted by the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. emphasized that those receiving student loans should be entitled to the same 1% interest rate the Federal Reserve has made available to banks.