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Race, MAP tests, and privatization:
the fight for equality in public education
Wednesday, February 20, 7:00pm
New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle
Bring your thoughts and opinions to a public forum with
Special guest speaker Dr. Steven Strauss
Dr. Strauss is a Baltimore-area neurologist and a Ph.D. linguistics scholar. As a speaker and writer on education issues, he brings an anti-capitalist analysis and the passion of a parent with two children educated in public schools. In 2011 he marched with Save Our Schools in Washington, D.C., to protest corporatization and high-stakes testing.
Also featuring Matt Carter
Carter is a 4th/5th grade teacher and one of 12 staff members at Orca K-8 who are boycotting the MAP test. He is a shop steward for the Seattle Education Association and a member of Social Equality Educators. As the parent of a son and a daughter at Orca, he has opted them out of the MAP test as well.
Door donation $3, students $1, snacks served at 6:30pm for a $4 donation
Sponsor: Freedom Socialist Party
For information 206-722-2453 or FSPseattle@mindspring.com.
To request childcare please call three days in advance.
Read Dr. Strauss’ April 2011 article “;Save Our Schools: Teachers initiate July march and days of action in Washington, D.C.”