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A Battle for the Heart and Soul of Public Education

Alternet—By 2006, as our play restoration initiative got off the ground in New York City, Eva Moskowitz stood ready to enter education’s executive suite … Read More →


Join Us for a Film and Conversation about Public Education

DATE: February 1, 2018
TIME: 6 to 8 p.m. EST
LOCATION: Cornerstone Academy for Social Action, 3441 Steenwick Avenue, Bronx, New York
REGISTER: This event is free and open to the public. Please register at Eventbrite.

Backpack Full of Cash, a feature-length documentary directed and produced by Sarah Mondale and Vera Aronow, explores the growing privatization of public schools. This powerful film puts a human face on charters, vouchers, and high-stakes testing, highlighting the devastating consequences of these policies for children’s well-being and our democracy.

I’ll be moderating a panel discussion with the filmmakers and local activists Aixa Rodriguez (Bronx Educators United for Justice); Zakiyah Ansari (Alliance for Quality Education); and early childhood educator, Reeshemah Brightley, co-creator of the First 2000Days NY™ campaign . . . Register→

Squandering America’s Future

by Susan Ochshorn
Squandering America's Future by Susan OchshornDiane Ravitch called Susan Ochshorn “a tireless advocate for children,” and her writing “brilliant.” In Squandering America’s Future – Why ECE Policy Matters for Equality, Our Economy, and Our Children (Teachers College Press), Ochshorn offers a pioneering guide to the big issues in contemporary early childhood policy. Written in a lively, personal style, the book drives home the importance of the earliest years for developing human capital—the nation’s future. Her “policy tales” highlight the abject failure of the United States to support parents and early educators, the nation’s real wealth producers, and will inspire a new generation of leadership. With her 360-degree view on this urgent issue, Ochshorn boldly and clearly shows how early care and education is an issue of social justice and helping America compete on the world stage. Learn More →

Preview the Book

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