Public Education

Diane Ravitch | Why Are Bill Gates & Betsy DeVos So Afraid of This Grandmother?

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Diane Ravitch explains how public education is being damaged by the billionaires who want to destroy your community public schools.

Jesse Hagopian | Teach What Matters

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Jesse Hagopian talks about why teaching to the test cannot meet the needs of America’s children.

Linda Lyon | She Served Our Country. Now She’s Fighting For Our Kids.

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Retired Air Force officer Linda Lyon shares how privatization and “choice” are destroying public education in Arizona.

Johanna Garcia | The Uncomfortable Truth About the Tests

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Johanna Garcia speaks about the damage that ensues when you “make it about the tests.

Return on Investment: Kemala Karmen on Public Education

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Kemala Karmen’s thoughts on public education and what makes her fight for it in
The King’s Necktie

When You Refuse The Tests

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“When You Refuse the Tests”
Jeanette Deutermann spoke at PS 261 in Brooklyn in March 2015. Her presentation to a small crowd in the school auditorium that night, went on to inspire tens of thousands of parents across the country to join the Opt Out movement and refuse to participate in high-stakes standardized testing.