Join Diane Ravitch, Brian Jones, and Jesse Hagopian
for a book event and discussion between teachers, students and parents of the new uprising against high-stakes testing.
is a former U.S. assistant secretary of education, and author of the best-selling The Death and Life of the Great American School System, Reign of Error, and other books on education history and policy.
taught elementary grades for nine years in New York City’s public schools, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Urban Education at the City University of New York Graduate Center. He was the Green Party’s 2014 candidate for Lieutenant Governor of New York.
teaches history and is the Black Student Union adviser at Garfield High School, the site of the historic boycott of the MAP test in 2013. He is an associate editor of Rethinking Schools, a founding member of Social Equality Educators, and winner of the 2013 “Secondary School Teacher of Year” award from the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences. He is a contributing author to Education and Capitalism: Struggles for Learning and Liberation and 101 Changemakers: Rebels and Radicals Who Changed US History, and writes regularly for Truthout, Common Dreams, Socialist Worker, Black Agenda Report, and the Seattle Times Op-Ed page.
Monday, Feb 2
37 Main St
Brooklyn, New York 11201
Co-sponsored by Haymarket Books and Rethinking Schools.
As well as Class Size Matters, CUNY Graduate Center Department of Urban Education, The Indypendent
New York Collective of Radical Educators (NYCoRE), and Movement of Rank and File Educators (MORE).
Across the country, students are walking out, parents are opting their children out, and teachers are refusing to administer bad exams. In fact, the “education reformers” find themselves facing the largest revolt in US history against high-stakes, standardized testing.
More Than a Score is a collection of essays, poems, speeches, and interviews—accounts of personal courage and trenchant insights—from frontline fighters who are defying the corporate education reformers, often at great personal and professional risk, and fueling a national movement to reclaim and transform public education.
“Exceptional” –Publishers Weekly
“Arguments to win over even the most skeptical school reformer.” –Kirkus