Whitewashing the Opt Out Movement

WhiteOptOut.jpgUPDATE 11 a.m. EST: sorry to report technical difficulties here at We Act Radio studio in DC. Show postponed to May 5th. Same time same BAT/UOO/SOS channel. Tune in then. THANKS

The hashtag #optoutsowhite attempts to suggest that only white parents of privilege are opting out of standardized testing. But Black and Latino parents are opting out, although mainstream media is not telling their stories. Ride this month’s BUS — driven by BadAss Teachers, United Opt Out, and Save Our Schools — to get the real story. Guests include Shakeda Gaines, Kendra Brooks, and Tomika Denise, all African American mothers opting out in Philadelphia, plus BUS regular, Denisha Jones.logo-4

Also on this week’s BUS: the recent Network for Public Education conference and the upcoming SOS Coalition for Action event July 8-10. Listen live at 11 a.m. EST via TuneIn or check back for recording.

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.



Categories: BUS program, National Issues, race and education, standardized testing

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