This week on the Education Town: Organizing for Education Justice and Attempts to Co-Opt the Movement. The Education Town Hall BUS — BadAss Teachers, United Opt Out, and SOS March — is riding on a different schedule this month.

BUS ethlogoDenisha Jones, University professor, justice advocate, and national activist with all three BUS organizations, co-hosts with Thomas Byrd. Guests are long-time teachers and activists, Bess Altwerger (Towson State) and Michael Flanagan (NYC).

Co-Opting “opting out” and Save Our Schools

Up first: Bess Altwerger, National Action Coordinator of Save Our Schools and school board member.

Topic: Attempts to co-opt the “opt out” movement and how Save Our Schools March was instrumental in developing the current education activist movement. Listen to Track 3 below —

Co-Opting “badass educators” and Call for Education Justice

Up next: Michael Flanagan, a teacher in NYC and organizer for the Call to Education Justice NYC conference on Saturday October 17.

Topic: Upcoming conference and how TFA is trying to co-opt the Badass Teachers Association. Listen to Track 4 below —

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The program regularly airs on the 4th Thursday of each month, with occasional changes due to Papal visits and other logistical challenges.