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Saturday, October 17th
Chief Sealth International High School in Seattle
Cost: $30; students and pre-service teachers: $5
We are just a few days away from the 8th Annual NWTSJ Conference on Saturday, Oct. 17th. There are more registrants at this point than for any previous NWTSJ conference. But, there is still time to register at www.nwtsj.org
There will be over 60 workshops on everything from teaching poetry for social justice to “Black Students’ Lives Matter” to teaching for social justice in communities of privilege. There are also panels planned on the lessons of the Seattle educators strike and building the opt out movement against standardized testing. The keynote speaker, David Stovall, is a professor, teacher, and community activist living and working in Chicago, who will share stories from the important education justice struggles going on there.
New books will be available at the Rethinking Schools exhibit, and dozens of community groups will also be displaying as part of our Resources Fair.
The full program is online at www.nwtsj.org.
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Sponsored by Puget Sound Rethinking Schools, Portland Area Rethinking Schools, the Oregon Writing Project at Lewis and Clark College, Social Equality Educators, and Rethinking Schools magazine.
Here is a short video of David Stovall talking about public schools:
See you there!
“If you’re to be called a communist every time you stand up for basic American rights and freedoms, what’s likely to happen? Will you be silent? And if so, is this what the House Committee on Un-American Activities is really after — a silent, submissive, un-protesting America?”
To read more, click the image below.
In response to "School choice is great!"
Answer: "Public education is crucial and much better than charters. Charter schools destroy public education."
Dollarocracy: How the money and media election complex is destroying America
By John Nichols and Robert McChesney
From the Preface:
Carter declared-as the planet's most famous election observer- that '“We have one of the worst election processes in the world right here in the United States of America, and it’s almost entirely because of the excessive influx of money."
Click the image to see their interview with Bill Moyers.