National and NY State Education News on February BUS

Updated with full recording

Network for Public Education released the nation’s first “in-depth, nonpartisan report card to grade states according to whether their current policies and laws make public schools vibrant and strong or undermine them” last month. Julian Vasquez Heilig, researcher and professor of Educational Leadership as well as member of the NPE Report Card committee and founding member of NPE, joined the Education Town Hall on 2/25/16.

The second segment of this month’s BUS focuses on John King, Acting U.S. Secretary of Education, as well as an update on the on-going changes in New York state adoption of Common Core State Standards. Rosalie Friend, NYC information coordinator for Save Our Schools and associate professor at Hunter College, City University of New York, discusses important experiments in authentic assessment, John King’s privatization history in New York, and more.

February BUS — BadAss Teachers, United Opt Out, Save Our Schools — Program

The NPE report card focuses on:

  • stability in the teaching force,
  • a rejection of high stakes testing,
  • small class sizes,
  • integrated schools,
  • pre-school education,
  • a recognition that poverty matters,
  • rejection of charters, vouchers and other forms of privatization.

NPE-ReportLearn more about the report cards and the upcoming NPE Conference in North Carolina on this month’s Education Town Hall BUS. The monthly BUS is organized by BadAss Teachers, United Opt Out, and SOS March. Listen live via TuneIn or check back for recording, posted shortly after air time.

Meanwhile, be sure to check out NPE’s 3rd Annual National Conference.

The Education Town Hall broadcasts from Historic Anacostia
in Washington, DC, Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. Eastern
on We Act Radio.
Listen live via TuneIn.
Shows are archived for convenient listening shortly after broadcast.

The Education Town Hall BUS is a monthly program
organized by BadAss Teachers, United Opt Out, and SOS March.
The program regularly airs on the 4th Thursday of each month.


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