An alternative vision for public education
short video conversations (embedded below) bring the voices of Dr. John Jackson
and Dr. Diane Ravitch to explore serious concerns raised in a
Pastoral Letter by
the National Council of Churches Governing Board
about today’s federal public education policy.
We also provide a
to help you explore important questions.
What is the impact of
poverty on educational opportunity?
How can the church help
ensure opportunity to learn for all children?
Why the attacks on school
teachers and on schools as community institutions?
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Video 1: Educational Opportunity for
All — John Jackson, President and CEO of the Schott Foundation, and education
historian Diane Ravitch discuss why our society must rise to the challenge of
providing educational opportunity for every child in public schools.