For immediate release – Link to Press Release PDF Here
Images – Link to high res images of speakers and logos here
Tickets – Link to where to purchase reserved tickets here
Come hear from Diane Ravitch, Jitu Brown and Sue Legg about the threats facing urban and rural public schools across the country and in our OWN BACK YARDS!
FESTIVITIES BEGIN AT 3:30 PM (IN CENTRAL COURTYARD)
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Food trucks, entertainment, vendors, sponsor tables, candidates, spoken word artists, open mic and more. (Hannah Drake, emcee). Gather at Central High Schools Courtyard and Practice Field and connect with family and friends, grab a bite to eat, and learn about the ways various organizations, candidates and vendors support public education before heading into the auditorium to hear these amazing speakers.
FEATURED SPEAKERS BEGIN AT 5:30 PM (IN AUDITORIUM – DOORS OPEN AT 4:45)*
—————TICKETS ARE REQUIRED ——————
*A limited number of guaranteed seats are available here. Prices range from $35 for VIP tickets (with a Backstage pass) to $5 for Premium Balcony Seating.
* An additional 700 FREE “general admission” tickets to the auditorium event will be made available from co-sponsoring organizations or at WILL CALL on the day of the event.
ABOUT THE FEATURED SPEAKERS:
Diane Ravitch is the former assistant secretary of education under Lamar Alexander (1991-1993) and was a staunch proponent of today’s most popular ideas for restructuring schools, including privatization, standardized testing, punitive accountability, and the feckless multiplication of charter schools. In a stunning about-face in 2010, she published The Death and Life of the Great American School System – How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education, followed by Reign of Error – The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools in 2013. That same year, she co-founded Network for Public Education, which fights to save our public schools.