Last Saturday at the Brooklyn New School, the Network for Public Education held a terrific forum. Here are two videos, Diane Ravitch and Jitu Brown, who wrapped up the day. Diane needs no introduction; Jitu is aneducation organizer for the Kenwood Oakland Community Organization (KOCO) in Chicago, and the national director of the Journey for Justice campaign. He also teaches African-American history at St. Leonard’s Adult High School, the only accredited high school in that nation that exclusively serves people who have been formerly incarcerated.
See also the wonderful panel of Carol Burris, Takiema Bunche-Smith, Rosa Rivera-McCutchen and Alan Aja, speaking about testing and the common Core.