Teach for America critics organizing resistance at ‘summit’
From the article:
Now they are organizing a summit during the four-day Free Minds, Free People conference in Chicago this summer. The TFA summit is on July 14. Among the TFA summit organizers are two TFA alums, Beth Leah Sondel, a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and Kerry Kretchmar, a professor at Carroll College.
The flier says that the aim of the summit is to organize “resistance to Teach for America and its role in privatization” of public education. It says participants will:
– Share the stories and practices of the many critical TFA alumni doing important resistance work across the country as activists, researchers, and teachers.
– Amplify the voices of those negatively impacted by TFA in their schools and communities
Lockdown is an original play that combines traditional scenes, spoken word and music to explore race, education, & the American Dream
Article on Michelle Alexander’s new book The New Jim Crow and how school systems fit into the school to prison pipeline.
Memorable strong quote: “The most tragic big lie in the KIPP, APS and other charter schools, is the false hope they represent.” (on classrooms being named for colleges the students are unlikely to attend)