Are school closings, poor treatment of teachers, hyper-focus on high-stakes testing and other “education calamities” destroying what you once loved about school? Bess Altwerger, professor of education and author of Reading for Profit: How the Bottom Line Leaves Kids Behind, is among the many who believe our schools have lost much in recent years. She joins this week’s Education Town Hall to explain why and discuss opportunities for responding.
Dr. Altwerger is on the Steering Committee for the national Save Our Schools (SOS), launching the Campaign for Artful Resistance. This campaign asks students, parents, teachers, and others to consider what has been lost in our schools and to respond through art. Events around the country are planned for September 2013. A National Gallery of Artful Resistance is in the works.
UPDATE (6/13/13): Morna McDermott, teacher educator, administrator of “United Opt Out: Ending Corporate Reform of Public Education,” and blogger at http://www.educationalchemy.com, joins the conversation.
Tune in Thursday, June 13, at 11 (eastern) on We Act Radio. (Listen live anywhere there is an internet connection.)
Share your thoughts on what our schools have lost in recent years…. Or what they have gained. Explore artful ways of responding. Call-in — 202-889-9797 — or post comments here.
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