KPFA Radio 94.1FM and Network For Public Education Action present
Diane Ravitch in Conversation with Jitu Brown
The Fight for Public Education
Hosted by Kevin Cartwright
advance tickets: $12, T: 800-838-3006 or Marcus Books, Books Inc/Berkeley, Pegasus (3 sites), Moe's, Walden Pond Bookstore, Diesel a Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway's
$15 door, KPFA benefit more info: kpfa.org/events wheelchair access
America's most eloquent and knowledgeable proponent of public education, Diane Ravitch, author of The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education, will discuss with Jitu Brown their mutual struggle for public education.
Diane Ravitch is a Research Professor of Education at New York University and a historian of education. She is the Founder and President of the Network for Public Education (NPE). Her Blog - dianeravitch.net - has received more than 30 million hits. She was appointed by the Clinton administration's Secretary of Education Richard Riley in 1997 and reappointed by him in 2001. From 1995 until 2005, she held the Brown Chair in Education Studies at the Brookings Institution and edited Brookings Papers on Education Policy. Her latest book is Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America's Public Schools (2014).
Jitu Brown, the national director of the Journey for Justice campaign, was part of a month-long hunger strike by parents and community activists to save Dyett High school in Chicago. He is a long-time community activist and has brought great energy and focus to the connection between the attacks on public education and the disempowerment of African American communities.
Kevin Cartwright has been a radio producer, media trainer and music programmer for Pacifica Radio station KPFA-FM since 1994.