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The Mind Of A Bronx Teacher

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Joining us Tuesday night, December 14 will be the authors and the brains behind one of the leading education blogs in the country, Failing Schools (http://failingschools.wordpress.com/). This will be the first attempt to have a McLaughlin Group round table discussion. The three authors are: Mark Friedman is an educator, writer, and community organizer who has been teaching high school in Rochester, New York for five years. Mark works together with the Community Education Task Force, a grassroots community alliance in Rochester between parents, teachers, community members, and activists. By joining Failing Schools with Sabrina and Maria, Mark introduced diverse perspectives on the overlap between teaching and organizing for social justice based on action and struggle for change in schools. Sabrina Stevens Shupe is a teacher, writer, and activist who has worked with students in struggling communities in Philadelphia and Denver. She launched the Failing Schools Project to empower teachers, students, and parents in so-called “failing” schools to share their perspectives on what it’s really like to work and learn in such schools, and to promote alternative ways of thinking about and solving the problems they face. She is currently working with several grassroots education organizations in Denver and around the country to advance democratic solutions to educational and social problems. The pseudonymous Maria Sallee is a bilingual teacher, writer, and advocate for children and parents. She has worked as a teacher of young children for over 15 years in Denver area schools. She has been fortunate to have worked in schools with rich ethnic and cultural diversity but works particularly closely with immigrant Latino populations. Her extensive experience in struggling communities has convinced her of the need to better empower parents and communities in demanding equal opportunities for all students. Call in # as always is 917 932 8721