jesseOn today’s Education Town Hall BUS, Alicia Verdier and Claudia De Leon from Community Voices for Public Education (CVPE) in Houston, TX discuss the Opt Out Academies model for students who are not participating in standardized testing. In the second segment, Jesse “The Walking Man” Turner discusses the future of public education and education activism in the wake of the 2016 election results. Listen live via TuneIn or check back for recording.

CVPE is “a multiracial organization that unites Houston parents, educators, students, and community members to advocate for policies that strengthen Houston’s public school system so that all children have access to a high quality public education.” Their Opt Out Academies guide helps others host similar academies during testing weeks. Dr. Turner is professor of literacy at Central Connecticut State University and active with Save Our Schools and other education advocates. He blogs at “Children Are More Than Test Scores.”

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