Sunday, September 25, 2011


from Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting | reblogged from EduFlack |

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.

The panelists:

    • -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
7:00 PM
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

2cents smf: Hopefully this event will be webcast or podcast!

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