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is the title of the educational panel I will be leading on Friday morning, June 8, at Netroots Nation in Providence.

Here's the blurb on the panel:

American public education is under concerted attack:  Americans are told we are failing in international comparisons, urged to blame teachers and break their unions, turn more of our public education system over to private interests, rely ever more upon tests to make critical decision.  These and other tactics are designed to delegitimize and ultimately destroy meaningful Public Education.   Three nationally-known experts explore aspects of that attack and offer specific suggestions of how Progressive supporters of Public Education can fight back.
There has been a slight change in the makeup of the panel since it was proposed, but I am still excited by the two who will be joining me

Dr. John Jackson of the Schott Foundation

Diane Ravitch, who at this point should need no introduction.

And yes, I did say 3 nationally known experts.   Then there's this guy.

Perhaps you can consider this one more reason to come to Netroots Nation.

I will arrive Wednesday evening, and look forward to seeing many of you, especially for this panel.


Originally posted to teacherken on Mon May 07, 2012 at 04:56 PM PDT.

Also republished by Education Alternatives and Teachers Lounge.

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