On Tuesday, December 4, join educational theorist, Bill Ayers, for an informal conversation about the current state of education in America, and how advocates, activists, concerned parents, teachers, students and citizens can respond.
In An Open Letter to President Obama, Bill Ayers writes,
Education is a fundamental human right, not a product. In a free society education is based on a common faith in the incalculable value of every human being; it’s constructed on the principle that the fullest development of all is the condition for the full development of each, and, conversely, that the fullest development of each is the condition for the full development of all. Further, while schooling in every totalitarian society on earth foregrounds obedience and conformity, education in a democracy emphasizes initiative, courage, imagination, and entrepreneurship in order to encourage students to develop minds of their own.
Tuesday, December 4 from 5.30-7.30
The Performance Studies studio @ NYU*
721 Broadway, 6th floor (*BRING PHOTO ID)
How can those affected by the current policies and the Ed Reform agenda push back and save public education? How can those on the receiving end of such policies organize and come together as a united force? What is happening in other cities, like Chicago, that can be an inspiration to others? What is a vision and a pedagogically sound alternative that will lead to a just society?
Change the Stakes invites you to join Bill Ayers as he shares his knowledge and experience. We look forward to discussing and creating ways to change the course of education as he has requested of President Obama. What will these next four years look like for education and how can we help influence them?
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