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  • In Defense of American Democracy

    This all-day event, held at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. on September 17, 2019, was organized by the Albert Shanker Institute, the American Federation of Teachers, and Onward Together, the organization founded and led by Hillary Clinton. Watch the video.

  • Zombie Education Reform

    Zombie Education Reform: Without A Meaningful Base in Research Evidence, Can Support for Online Charters and Education Vouchers be Sustained? Sponsored by the Albert Shanker Institute and the American Federation of Teachers. Speakers: Brian Gill, Senior Fellow, Mathematica; John Jackson, President and CEO, Schott Foundation for Public Education; Christopher Lubienski, Professor of Education Policy, Indiana University; Fellow, National Education Policy Center, University of Colorado, Macke Raymond, founder and director, Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO), Stanford University. Watch the video.

  • Supplement, Not Supplant: The Continuing Challenges of Getting Federal Education Dollars to The Intended Beneficiaries

    Sponsored by the Albert Shanker Institute and the American Federation of Teachers

    Lunch will be served. The Conversation is free, but registration is required.


  • The False Choice Of Growth Versus Proficiency

    A proposal to treat growth and status measures as interchangeable school performance indicators illustrates important issues in test-based school accountability systems.
  • Let's Talk About Sex (Education Inequity)!

    Emilee O’Brien explores the social justice implications of the current state of “sex ed” to argue for a national comprehensive sexual health education curriculum.
  • Tests Worth Teaching To

    Checker Finn and Andrew Scanlan discuss the benefits of Advanced Placement courses, and why AP exams don't seem to provoke the same controversy as other standardized tests.