How Corporate Education Reforms are Harming Children

Prof. Nancy Carlsson-Paige
Rally Against Duncan's 'Reforms,'
for Public Schools on May 26
An interview with Dr. Nancy Carlsson-Paige

by Jackie Dee King

When U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan comes to Harvard University this month to preside as Grand Marshal in his 25th Class Reunion, not everyone will be cheering.

Prominent national advocates for public education, along with dozens of local parents and teachers, will be rallying in Harvard Square to challenge Duncan’s destructive, market-based education “reform” policies.

Organizers are calling on public education supporters to gather in “The Pit” behind the Out of Town News kiosk in Harvard Square at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday May 26th for a rally and then a march around Harvard Yard, where the reunion program will be taking place. Rally speakers will include Nancy Carlsson-Paige, Deborah Meier, Alfie Kohn, Lisa Guisbond, Ruth Rodriguez Fay, Larry Aaronson, Larry Ward, and others.

“The education ‘reform’ movement is destructive in so many ways – to education, teachers, children, to society and to democracy,” according to Nancy Carlsson-Paige, a professor of education at Lesley University and a well-known specialist in early childhood education, who is one of the rally organizers. To read more, click here .
 Please visit the Save Our Schools website for more information and rally dates.