MSNBC has a show that is practically a commercial for the privatization of public education called “Education Nation.” Fans of charter schools, “school choice,” and other trendy approaches to education that enrich ed tech companies are all invited. Voices of those who feel the public education system — for all its flaws — is worthwhile and certainly worth improving are in the margins if invited at all.
So the Network for Public Education decided to throw its own self-funded live-streamed event in New York City, highlighting some of what’s happening to big city school districts.
Below are some highlights:
New York Principal of the Year Carol Burris led a discussion with educators Takiema Bunche-Smith, Rosa Rivera-McCutchen and Alan Aja, below
Diane Ravitch and Jitu Brown, below