Teach What Matters

Recently I flew to New York City for film project called, "8 Powerful Voices for Public Education."  Below is the address I delivered to make the case for teaching skills that will empower students to challenge oppression and solve societal problems--not just prepare them for the next mind-numbing standardized test. #TeachWhatMatters. Pass it on. https://youtu.be/eXBHmpHLPZ8

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Old School/New School: Mail a letter or sign a petition to curb high-stakes testing

The Education Spring is blooming as people across the country are building resistance to the abuses of standardized, high-stakes testing.  There are two ways for you to get involved in this movement today: 1) Go New School Sign the petition to the Obama administration, "Direct the Department of Education & Congress to Remove Annual Standardized …

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Twitter Storm: Call for Congressional Hearings on Abuses of High-Stakes Testing

I recently had the honor of presenting at the Network for Public Education's first national conference in Austin, Texas, which brought together many of the people who inspire me most in the struggle to defend public education. During Diane Ravitch's keynote address, she made an appeal for lawmakers to thoroughly investigate the abuses of standardized …

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