Teaching for Black Lives & Defending Early Years from Online Preschool

Jesse Hagopian, Seattle teacher and editor of Rethinking Schools, discussed Teaching for Black Lives, including the first-hand experiences which led to his essay on “Shock Doctrine” and privatizing Hatian schools. Dr. Diane Levin, of Defending the Early Years, discussed kindergarten readiness and her organization’s stand on online preschool. Full recording of the October BUS program here:

first segment begins shortly after one minute mark
second segment begins 33:10 —

Jesse Hagopian, who first joined the Education town Hall in May 2015, teaches ethnic studies at Garfield High School in Seattle and edits of Rethinking Schools magazine. Visit the Teaching for Black Lives webpage for more on the book, which Hagopain co-edited with Wayne Au and Dyan Watson, as well as free resources for teachers and more.

Dr. Diane Levin, is professor of early childhood education at Wheelock College of Education and Human Development in Boston (Boston University’s School of Education and Wheelock merged in 2017), and Senior Advisor to the Defending the Early Years (DEY) project. She joins the October BUS to discuss DEY’s position statement against online preschool. (Statement regarding online preschool here in PDF.)

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