Diane Ravitch, the country’s foremost defender of evidence-based rather than faith-based education reform, will be a guest on the Daily Show starring Jon Stewart, this Thursday. This is a great breakthrough and reverses a long media black-out of opposing points of view on education issues.
Please join Diane, other parent activists and me for a viewing party starting at 9:30 PM at the Benjamin Hotel to celebrate and watch the show together, in a fundraiser for Parents Across America, a new national group committed to putting the parent voice back in public education:
When: Thursday, March 3, at 9:30 PM -11:30 PM
Where: Club Room, Affinia Hotel, 155 E. 50 St. (off 3rd Ave.) NOTE: change of venue!
Tickets are $50; $25 for students/teachers; contributions are tax-deductible.
To order tickets, and for more info, please click here:
Also, check out Jon Stewart last night on the Daily Show – defending hard-working and underpaid teachers who are being called “greedy,” while too many of our elected officials and commentators seem to be defending the obscene bonuses of bankers instead. During the segment, Jon reveals his mother was a teacher.
He ends by satirically proposing that our kids be outsourced to China to be taught overseas. Actually this is no joke: Rick Hess and other edu-entrepreneurs are advocating that teaching be done online, and outsourced to places like Singapore. Come join us Thursday, and watch Diane eviscerate such hare-brained ideas to undermine our public schools.