Julie and Brian make for a power house pair to lead the MORE ticket.
Friday November 9, 5pm
Jonathan Kozol and Brian Jones
Returning to the scene of his prize-winning books Rachel and Her Children and Amazing Grace, Jonathan Kozol shares insights of twenty-five years in New York’s poorest neighborhood’s public school system in conversation with teacher, activist educator Brian Jones. Together they will explore the urgent issues that confront our urban schools – a devastating race-gap, and a pathological regime of obsessive testing that prioritizes exams over rich curricula that excite a love of learning. Why do certain children rise above it all, graduate from high school and do well in college, while others are defeated by the time they enter adolescence? How can we organize and mobilize educators, parents, students, and our communities against the corporate and government policies that underfund, undermine, and privatize our public school system?
Also from Brian:
Racism, Class and the Attack on Public Education: A Talk by Brian Jones
Still Separate, Still Unequal: Racism, Class and the Attack on Public Education, with Brian Jones from N Alexander on Vimeo.