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Teach the Children Well: The Battle for Public Education featuring Diane Ravitch, one of the foremost authorities on education in the U.S.,former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education, whistle-blower etraordinaire, author of the best-selling The Death and Life of the Great American School System, Reign of Error:The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America's Public Schools and other notable books on education history and policy " incisive, comprehensive looks at today s American public school system that argue against those who claim it is broken and beyond repair; an impassioned but reasoned call to stop the privatization movement that is draining students and funding from our public schools.
NYS Governor Cuomo manipulated the state budget, holding up its passage, until it included the hugely unpopular and anti-worker practice of pegging teachers tenure and evaluations to standardized tests grade results. While dropped from inclusion in the budget the Governors desire to see the proliferation of charter schools remains a mainstay on his educational agenda. These issues have been been heating up ever since Pres. Bush s No Child Left Behind plan, but especially since the roll out of Race to The Top and the Common Core State Standards so Building Bridges decided to tackle these issues with with Diane Ravitch, who infuses research, about the recent history of education policy reform, the strategies used for fighting back against these policies, and who proposes solutions that work to create sustainable, equitable, anti-racist, democratic and meaningful public education. Our conversation with Diane Ravitch is for anyone interested in an insider s look and leading a resistance or forming an organization towards reclaiming our public schools and reclaiming the public narrative around education policy.
Last week the majority in the state legislature, under the leadership of Gov. Sam Brownback passed a new controversial law providing "block grant" funding to our public schools. The agenda has many critics, and may force a constitutional crisis in the supreme court. Later this week from March 28 - 30 people will be walking from Johnson County (NE Kansas) to the Topeka statehouse to raise awareness and promote participation of the public.
Information about this event is at Game on for Kansas Schools. Stay tuned to RFK for updates.
Today we will broadcast a special program on the corporate attempt to take over and privatize our public schools with Charter Schools. The show will expose how the "reform" movement under Obama's "Race to the Top" is being used as a guise to bring about this privatization of our public schools. You'll learn how they're doing it, who's behind it and what you can do about it.
The Assault on Public Education is produced in the studio of WWUH 91.3 FM at the University of Hartford and airs on the last Monday of every month from 12- 1:00 PM.. at WWUH 91.3 FM (www.wwuh.org)
A complete listing of free downloads in this series is linked at The A-Info Radio Project.
Public education in the U.S. has a dynamic history. Join the national award-winning family radio talk show Let's Talk America with Host Shana Thornton as it spotlights the history of the public school system with leading historian Kimberly Springle. This segment will dissect the various periods of American history as it pertains to the education of youth. Tune in with every member of the family on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 7:30 pm EST. Real talk for real people!
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RICK HESS, DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION POLICY STUDIES AT THE AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE ON THE BOOK HE CO-AUTHORED WITH OUR OTHER GUEST MICHAEL HORN (EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OD EDUCATION PRACTICE AT THE CLAYTON CHRISTENSEN INSTITUTE. THE BOOK :PRIVATE ENTERPISE IN PUBLIC EDUCATION. WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?
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Butterfly Evolution welcomes Mindy Rosier special education teacher for nearly 18 years with the last 8 and half with the Department of Education. She is a proud school teacher but in addition to doing what she loves, Mindy also volunteers with the Alliance for Quality of Education which is an education advocacy group on projects that help support our educational system. She is now a new member of Citizen Action and will be working on issues that affect NY. Hopefully she will soon become board member in her community. Mindy also puts out a daily online paper Public Educators Warriors. Join Butterfly Evolution in welcoming Mindy Rosier to the show Monday March 30th 8 pm CST. We will discuss education and much more.
Listen by phone at 818-691-7406 or www.blogtalkradio.com/butterflyevolution
Dying To Live - What's Holding You Back?
THE NATIONAL SCHOOL PUBLIC RELATIONS ASSOCIATION..
NSPRA "ALL IN FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION", a new web feature
Executive Director Rich Bagin and Consultant Jim Dunn on this www experience
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GRUMPy member Marj Passman will join BustED Pencils to discuss their latest opinion piece and talk about why ALL citizens must engage the Wisconsin attack on democracy. Plus Trending News and of course the BustED Pencils "tool of the week."
We pre-empt our regular "Secular Sunday" episodes of controversial, thought-provoking debates, lectures and authors with this special "The Assault on Public Education."
Program Summary 31 August 2014
This is a special program on the corporate attempt to take over and privatize our public schools with Charter Schools. The show will expose how the "reform" movement under Obama's "Race to the Top" is being used as a guise to bring about this privatization of our public schools. You'll learn how they're doing it, who's behind it and what you can do about it.
Hear journalist/blogger Jonathan Pelto and school counselor Christine Ladd about the privatization of our public schools which is being driven by government, corporations and billionaire foundations ( Gates, Broad & Walton foundations) They discuss the impact on schools, teachers and students and how it's being done. The methods used to turn our public schools over to private, for profit charter schools are Obama's Race to the Top, the Common Core State Standards and the tests that go along with them, and teacher evaluation based on these test scores. It's scandalous and being supported by both political parties. Jonathan Pelto's blog has a wealth of information about the privatization assault in Connecticut: www.jonathanpelto.org
The Assault on Public Education is produced in the studio of WWUH 91.3 FM at the University of Hartford and airs monthly the last Monday of the month from 12- 1:00 PM.. at WWUH 91.3 FM (www.wwuh.org)
Our Public Education is being destroyed. It's as simple as that. Common Core, Race to the Top, Charter School Disinformation and Money, Money, Money. In New York, a battle rages that dates back to misappropriation of Public School Funds, Cuomo trying to cut Public Education and give money to charter schools and, of course, Common Core. Created by businessmen and shoved down the throats of parents and teachers with a focus on testing, Common Core is the cherry on top of the continued push to turn Public Education into a business. Joining me today is Teacher/Activist Marla Kilfoyle. Marla, a manager of Badass Teacher Association has been a parent advocate on Long Island in such groups as Parents and Teachers Against Common Core and LI Opt-Out. Marla has been a teacher in the Social Studies Department at Oceanside High School (NY) for 27 years. Also joining us Kenneth Hughes, public school teacher for 28 years who is watching the school where he teaches suffer from the budget shortfalls manipulated over the past decade and is looking more budget cuts direct in the face. These issues in New York and throughout the country are as important as any in our society. So grab a cup of coffee and join us. Longtime Activist, Coffee Party USA Board of Director & Radio Host, Bobby Rodrigo's show "I Take LIBERTY With My Coffee" on Coffee Party USA Radio airs Sunday Morning at 8:30AM. Advocating engagement Bobby points out the Constitution is the Rule of Law and why it should remain so. Money in Politics, the Political Party Machine and partisan blind allegiance is on full display as he advocates against the erosion of Constitutional Protections in the name of corruption & tyranny. "If we focused on following the Constitution we would solve many of the ills of our society.”
Controversial, thought-provoking debates, lectures and authors going beyond the Sunday sport spectacles and religious services.
Program Summary 03 August 2014
This is a special program on the corporate attempt to take over and privatize our public schools with Charter Schools. The show will expose how the "reform" movement under Obama's "Race to the Top" is being used as a guise to bring about this privatization of our public schools. You'll learn how they're doing it, who's behind it and what you can do about it. This is a series of monthly interviews on the topic. The Assault on Public Education is produced in the studio of WWUH 91.3 FM at the University of Hartford and airs monthly the last Monday of the month from 12- 1:00 PM.. at WWUH 91.3 FM (www.wwuh.org)
Couldn't attend the Network for Public Education conference in Austin, TX, in person? Me neither. Join us for an informal, unofficial chat hosted by K-12 News Network with some friends of mine who attended. Guests are Pamela Grundy, a parent activist in support of public schools based in NC, Hannah Nguyen, co-organizer of Students Resisting TFA and Students United for Public Education. We'll find out what some of the highlights were of the conference for them and what important messages and strategies there are for folks at home.
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