Public Education for the People

Friday, 2:15 pm to 3:45 pm -- Sellinger 221

As corporations try to get their hands on public money and public lands, it is important to remember why we have public schools and for whom. Who is the public? Who should be teaching them? What purpose should schools serve? The two presenters in this session take up these questions and many more.

Research presented:

Abriendo Caminos/Opening Pathways for Students of Color into the Teaching Profession: Giving Back to the Community Through Teaching by Valerie Taylor, Yesenia Moya Garay, Rosemary Q. Flores, and Tonya Walls, Multicultural Educational Services Alliance (The following people are not able to present at the conference but have made valuable contributions: Dr. Jori Beck, Cynthia Chavez, Dr. Christine Clark, Marcus Jackson, Monica Hernandez-Johnson, Dr. Norma Marrun, Tara J. Plachowski, Ravijot Singh, Dr. Allison Smith, and Steven Thomas).

School Privatization and the Illusion of Interest Convergence: Why We Must Change the Narrative by Denisha Jones and Erika Strauss Chavarria, Trinity Washington University