Two Thought-Provoking Public Education Opportunities

Event Date: 
Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 11:30am - Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 9:00pm
On Thursday, October 31 (yes, Halloween) from 11:30-1:00 at Olbrich Gardens come to meet new Madison Superintendent of Schools Jennifer Cheatham. “Jen” is a delightful person and engaging speaker. She addresses public education issues effectively and accessibly. Please join GRUMPS (GRandparents United for Madison Public Schools) by bringing a brown bag lunch and joining in a stimulating discussion of public education in Madison.
2. On Thursday, November 14, national public education champion Diane Ravitch will speak at the Orpheum Theater at 7:30 pm. Sponsored by Edgewood College and The Progressive Magazine and co-sponsored by many local grassroots organizations, including GRUMPS, the event will highlight Ravitch’s role in transforming the discussion of the charter school movement in the US. She is an accomplished speaker who makes it very clear how she moved from a charter school advocate in the early 1990s to a strong opponent in the last twenty years. Her book Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America's Public Schools focuses on best strategies for defending public education. Learn more about Ravitch and read a great interview on her new book at: Ravitch interview Please join us. Both events are free and open to all.
 

Posted on October 22, 2013 at 9:19 am in Upcoming Events.

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