The Republican crusade to destroy public education never stops. Even some Democrats are trying to close public schools. But today at a special time of Noon ET, Ed Schultz fights back with Asean Johnson, the extraordinary 9-year-old who stood up to the Mayor of Chicago over the closure of his school.
Also, the White House delays the mandate requiring employers with more than 50 workers to provide health care benefits, stunning a lot of Democrats in Congress who have been fighting for health care for four years. That's all today on The Ed Show at 12nET (11aCT/10aMT/9aPT), live from the 19th annual Essence Festival in New Orleans, Louisiana, on msnbc!!
Here's Ed's guest list:
Asean Johnson, Chicago public school student
Shoenice Reynolds, Asean's mom
Joy Reid, Managing Editor of TheGrio.com, msnbc Contributor
Dr. James Peterson, Director of Africana Studies and Associate Professor of English at Lehigh University
Dr. Rani Whitfield, Medical Director of the National Association of Free Clinics in New Orleans, Family Practice and Sports Medicine Physician
Dr. Corey Hebert, CEO of Black Health TV, Asst. Prof. at Tulane University
The @TweetTron9 is powering up the circuits to put yer tweets on the teevee.