I didn't hear about it until after the fact, but Michelle Rhee's education group, StudentsFirst, and Kevin Johnson's group, Stand Up For Great Schools, held a civil rights / education summit in Chicago on Saturday "to engage civil rights leaders across the country in an important dialogue about the education crisis facing our children."
This was the second such event the groups have held (the first was in Atlanta). Albert Dotson, Chairman of 100 Black Men of America, as was Representative Danny Davis (D-IL) and Kelley Williams-Bolar, Ohio education reformer who was imprisoned for falsifying her residency so her daughters could receive a better education. All this via a press release. If you were there or know more, let me know.
While minority teachers are understandably concerned about the disproportionate impact of reform efforts on their jobs -- there's been coverage and lawsuits about this -- Rhee and Johnson obviously aren't giving up the notion that minority parents want better schools for their kids and might be impatient.