This week features teacher, author, and activist Jesse Hagopian to talk about the damage done by corporate education reform and the new grassroots movement of teachers, students, and parents building the alternative.
Jesse Hagopian teaches history and is the Black Student Union adviser at Garfield High School, the site of the historic boycott of the MAP standardized test . Jesse is an associate editor for Rethinking Schools magazine, a founding member of Social Equality Educators (SEE), and recipient of the 2013 “Secondary School Teacher of Year” award from the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences. Jesse is an author, activist, and a regularly requested public speaker at community forums, panel discussions, rallies, debates, public hearings, and on college campuses. Jesse is a contributing author to 101 Changemakers: Rebels and Radicals Who Changed US History and Education and Capitalism: Struggles for Learning and Liberation (Haymarket Books). Jesse’s writings on education, Haiti, Palestine, and U.S. politics, are regularly published at Truth Out, Common Dreams, Black Agenda Report, Socialist Worker, Counter Punch, and the Seattle Education website. He has also been a frequent special guest contributor to the Seattle Times op-ed page. Jesse’s commentary has been featured on many local and national news programs including CNN, Keith Olberman’s Countdown, The Dan Rather Report, Democracy Now!, The Real News Network, and King 5 News TV with Mark Wright.
For more information about Jesse and his work, visit: iamaneducator.com