Too Young to Test and Nearing School Strike: December BUS, 12/20 at 11 EST

UPDATE: Recording here

On the final BUS ride of 2018, United Teachers of Los Angeles talk about privatization and impending strike; Oregon alliance for public education discuss ending testing for the youngest students. Listen at 11 a.m. EASTERN on Thursday, December 20, via TuneIn or by visiting We Act Radio and clicking on arrow at upper left (NOTE: Not all “listen” buttons are working at present).

First half: Cecily Myart Cruz, Vice President of the United Teachers of Los Angeles NEA, to talk about the potential upcoming LA strike and how they are fighting back against school privatization. Learn more at Movement for Los Angeles Schools Students Deserve.

Second half: Roscoe Caron, retired middle school teacher and a member of Community Alliance for Public Education (CAPE) in Eugene, Oregon. Roscoe will discuss his group’s proposed legislation titled Too Young To Test. See Eugene Weekly and Too Young to Test legislationlegislation (PDF). Denisha Jones, Education Town Hall regular and representative for Defending the Early Years, will discuss DEY’s statement in support of the legislation.

The Education Town Hall with Thomas Byrd
broadcasts from Historic Anacostia
in Washington, DC, on We Act Radio,
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After years of weekly broadcasts, the program now focuses one show each month on local issues and one on “the BUS,” organized by BadAss Teachers, United Opt Out, and SOS March.

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