Saturday, March 07, 2009

Rose Fernandez speaking at the AFP Defending the American Dream Summit

Rose Fernandez now speaking. Warmly received. "You are looking at a mom on a mission."

"We have lives on the line in the classroom, and we need to do a better job."

Start with higher standards. "Kids in Wisconsin should not only get the best education in America, but the best education in the world."

"We want our kids to excel; we should expect the same from the big desk in the room."

"Challenge the school to serve the student, not the system."

Milwaukee: half the chairs at graduation are going to be empty. What happens when a kid does not graduate high school? Sheriff Clarke will tell you they are crowding their jail."

"We're going to surprise them on April 7th."

"We know we can do better; we will do better."