School’s out…

Well, not quite, and that’s why I’ve written so infrequently.  Now that we’re past exams, I intend to write more in the coming days.  My summer agenda includes:

  • A discussion of the struggle for bilingual education–this is becoming more important as a basic civil rights issue in Providence;
  • A discussion of the prospects for the PTU contract (and other contracts);
  • Reviews of books on education from a progressive standpoint: the Ravitch book, books on progressive pedagogy, books on education and neoliberalism, Gramsci on education, etc.;
  • More on the developments around the proposed AF charter school in Cranston;
  • Issues surrounding foreign language education;
  • Dirt on the corporate “reformers” such as Broad, the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, etc.;
  • Developments around the Save Our Schools march at the end of July.

And lastly, a report on the Socialism 2011 conference in Chicago.  If you are interested in going, let me know!  There’s still time to sign up, and still space on the bus!

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About riredteacher

I'm a foreign language teacher and socialist in Rhode Island.
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