During Anthony Cody’s 24 years teaching in the Oakland, CA, school system, the rise of Common Core and testing-based teacher evaluations spurred him into action. He started a blog, co-founded the Network for Public Education, wrote The Educator and the Oligarch: A Teacher Challenges the Gates Foundation and organized the Save Our Schools March on Washington, D.C. Now, he’s a leading critic of the public school reform movement who believes schools should be adequately funded, run by local communities and free from top-down management or corporate influence. If you’re interested in public education and miss his talk, don’t worry. He’s also speaking at a PTO forum at Clarke Central High School at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5.
5:15 p.m. FREE! uga.edu
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