What happens to teachers who speak out about problems they see in their work? Join the next Education Town Hall BUS as two educators tell first-hand stories and discuss the larger issues, including whistle-blowing, teachers unions, job protections, and the impact of school reform policies on teachers of color. Tune in at 11 a.m. Eastern, Thursday, September 25.

Francesco Portelos, a New York City teacher had been praised by his principal and recommended for an administrative position, but then he complained of financial improprieties; it took two years of fighting before he was reinstated. More recently, The Holyoke (MA) Teachers Association filed a complaint alleging that firing of English teacher Gus Morales was in retaliation for criticizing educational reform.

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The Education Town Hall BUS — Badass Teachers Association, United Opt Out, and Save Our Schools March — airs the fourth Thursday of each month.

The Education Town Hall broadcasts weekly from Historic Anacostia in Washington, DC, Thursdays at 11 Eastern on We Act Radio. Listen live via TuneIn. Shows are archived for convenient listening shortly after broadcast.

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