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JITU BROWN AND DIANE RAVITCH AT
PUBLIC EDUCATION NATION

Historian Diane Ravitch and Chicago Activist Jitu Brown take on corporate education at the first Public Education Nation in Brooklyn, October 11. 

 AUTHENTIC REFORM SUCCESS STORIES

Network for Public Education executive director Robin Hiller discusses authentic reform with Greg Anrig of the Century Foundation. Phyllis Tashlik of the New York Performance Standards Consortium, and Brian Jones, New York teacher and Green Party candidate for lieutenant governor. 

 CHARTER SCHOOLS

North Carolina writer and activist Jeff Bryant hosts a discussion that includes New Orleans parent activist Karran Harper Royal, New York teacher and blogger Gary Rubinstein, and Connecticut writer and activist Wendy Lecker.

TESTING AND THE COMMON CORE

New York Principal of the Year Carol Burris led a discussion  with educators Takiema Bunche-Smith, Rosa Rivera-McCutchen and Alan Aja. 

 SUPPORT OUR SCHOOLS, DON'T CLOSE THEM

Chicago teacher Xian Barrett moderates a panel featuring education professor Yohuru Williams and Tanaisa Brown of the Newark Student Union.

REBEL GIRL! 

Newark Student Union leader Kristin Towkaniuk, injured last week by police during a student walkout, has long been a thorn in the side of Gov Christie. From leading walkouts to mixing it up at the state legislature, she is a force of nature for student rights. Here she speaks at the EmpowerEd conference at USC last March on student voice and political power. Music by Carlos Andre Rosa.

 FL SUPT QUESTIONS NEED FOR CHARTERS

 IN THE NEWS: NEWARK KIDS WALK!

 TEACH YOUR TEACHERS WELL

Teach your teachers well? Some think anyone can teach in our public schools. Howard University's Denisha Jones disagree. Learn more about Denisha here. 

UNION WANTS DEASY PUT ON LEAVE

DEBORAH MEIER ON DEMOCRACY

This Labor Day small schools founder Deborah Meier reminds us of the need for leisure time to practice the art of democracy. Learn more about Deborah here.

GUEST MAKER: MICHAEL ELLIOT 

New York based editor and filmmaker Michael Elliot tackles standardized testing in “Refuse the Tests”, his poignant short film for changethestakes.org.

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RECENT: TEACHER KSHAMA SAWANT, MOTHER OF THE $15/HR WAGE

Teacher and council member Kshama Sawant, who was instrumental in bringing the $15.00 minimum wage to Seattle, speaks at the Educating Gates rally, on organizing for change. Read about Kshama here.

 

RECENT: ANTHONY CODY AT EDUCATING GATES RALLY

DESCRIPTION: Education blogger Anthony Cody speaks on the connection between Bill Gates and Common Core.