Representative Alan Grayson: “Five years ago, I said if we do nothing we can kiss this country goodbye. Well, pucker up.”
Originally posted on educationalchemy:
JUST IN TIME FOR TESTING RESISTANCE SEASON!
An Activist’s Handbook for the Education Revolution
United Opt Out has crafted a book accessible to parents, teachers, and activists. What can you expect? An “Education Reform 101″ for those looking for a comprehensive history of how public education got here, a personal narrative from our organizers describing our journey to build a movement, research-driven explanations about how test-driven “reform” is designed to destroy public education, and a brilliant Forward by Ricaro Rosa… But wait! There’s More! Each chapter includes an “Activist Workbook” to help readers build their own local efforts.
The scales are tipping and we CAN dismantle harmful corporate-driven policies that: 1) use high stakes testing as the cornerstone to privatize public education, 2) treat children like data bites, 3) bilk tax payer dollars as their personal saving account, and 4) re-segregate and colonize urban communities in the name of “choice”.
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