Florida Opt Out Testing

United Opt Out Meeting in Broward County, Florida, January 16-18

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As Congress debates whether to continue the status quo of annual high-stakes testing, the leading figures of the Opt Out Movement are convening a national meeting in Broward County January 16-18.

 

Join them if you can.

 

Standing Up For Action Conference Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. – Administrators of the public education advocacy group UNITED OPT OUT NATIONAL are hosting a conference at the Broward Convention Center January 16th – 18th. Their fourth annual event, taking place on the second floor of the convention center in Palm Room A, is open to the public. Three-day attendees are asked to register in advance at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/united-opt-out-national-standing-up-for-action-tickets-13247047275 . One day attendees are asked to RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/1507022726224662/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming and register upon arrival.

 

Standing Up For Action is a working session for local and national activists, concerned parents, educators, students and all who have a general interest in equitable and quality public education. Attendees will leave equipped with plans of action to refuse, resist, and disrupt corporate and for-profit education reforms that have destroyed the democratic voice in public education decision making and have forced the implementation of policies damaging to students, educators, and communities.

 

Standing UP For Action will include keynote speakers, Q/A panels, and networking gatherings. Working groups, speakers, and panelists will focus on these topics: media, organized labor, parent/citizen rights, human rights, student empowerment, and civil disobedience. Speakers, panelists, and group leaders include author and educator Sam Anderson, Living in Dialogue blogger and author Anthony Cody, Chicago Teachers Union activist Michelle Gunderson, author and University of Southern California Professor Stephen Krashen, Massachusetts Teachers Association President Barbara Madeloni, Holyoke, Ma. Teachers Association President Gus Morales, HispanEduca President Lourdes Perez, former Orange County School Board member and Florida state Senate candidate Rick Roach, author and University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth Professor Ricardo Rosa, FairTest Public Education Director Bob Schaeffer, author and City University of New York Professor Ira Shor, and youth representatives from Dream Defenders, Baltimore Youth Dreamers, and Detroit BAMN.

 

 

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