from Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting | reblogged from EduFlack | http://bit.ly/pBGbk1
FAIR New York City Event :: September 27, 2011
Corporate Media and Corporate Education Reform
NBC is staging its second annual "Education Nation" summit at the end of September--a series of events and broadcasts bankrolled by the corporate interests and foundations aligned with the so-called "education reform" movement.
Corporate media coverage of education policy tends to hew closely to the "reform" agenda: promoting charter schools and vouchers, embracing relentless testing and other "accountability" measures, and attacking teachers' unions for standing in the way of progress.
What would a more reasonable conversation about public education look like?
On September 27, join FAIR and four of the most dynamic and thoughtful education experts and activists in the country for a FREE discussion about how the media mangle the debate over public schools.
- -Diane Ravitch
Author, NYU Research Professor of Education
- -Pedro Noguera
NYU Professor of Education
- -Brian Jones
- -Leonie Haimson
Executive Director, Class Size Matters
- Moderator: Laura Flanders
September 27, 2011
School of the Future Auditorium
127 East 22nd Street
between Park and Lexington)
New York, NY 10010
Free of charge.
CO-SPONSORS: Class Size Matters, WBAI 99.5 FM, Parents Across America, Grassroots Education Movement, Rethinking Schools, NYCoRE, Coalition for Public Education, Teachers Unite