OCCUPY EDUCATION

Occupy Education Blogger March Day of Action November 17th

Please join us by making your voice heard at Occupy Education and submitting a picture of why and how you are Occupying Education! www.occupyedu.tumblr.com/submit

Today we invite anyone who wants to share their voice  and make public why you Occupy Education!

Topic ideas:

  • Reclaiming Our Voice In Education!
  • Student Voice
  • What kind of learning environment do you want for yourself, your students, or your children?
  • How do you put the public back in Public School?
  • How do we provide space for democracy in the classroom?
  • Is school an environment for democracy?
  • or anything you feel relates to education and the occupy movement?

Submit the links here or email them to Coopcatalyst@gmail.com Please use the hash tag #occupyeduN17

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Please Join us at Occupy Education on Tumblr, Facebook and Twitter!

Submit your Occupy Education Pictures here

Please share with us your stories of powerful learning in community.

Take a picture of yourself holding a sign that highlights a few ways you are transforming education and/or share the countless, unique ways you challenge the status quo in public education.

If you are a student, tell us what helps you learn best. Tell us what would make learning more meaningful for you.

If you are a parent, tell us what kind of learning environment you want for your children. Tell us what schools should be focusing on.

Below that, write “I occupy education.” or “I occupy my classroom”

If you don’t show your whole face, please show at least part of it.

Please have your note be hand written.

Please do your best to be concise.

Reclaim your voice in education transformation.

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#occupyedu: challenge schools to change

Posted by ⋅ October 7, 2011 ⋅ 14 Comments

A simple truth lurks behind our schools: we built them to keep our kids apart. But we can do better. Join #occupyedu to share the countless, unique ways you challenge the status quo in public education. Children, parents, educators, community members – all are invited. We cannot re-imagine or recapture schools without the stakeholders they … Continue reading »

Occupy your classroom

Posted by ⋅ October 4, 2011 ⋅ 26 Comments

Michelle McNeil, reporting on ESEA Flexibility, September 28th, 2011: To be freed from [NCLB's 100% proficiency] 2014 deadline, and to have more flexibility in using Title I money, states will have to agree to do three main things. They will have to adopt college- and career-ready standards and tie state tests to them…. Arne Duncan … Continue reading »

This Is What Democracy Looks Like

Posted by ⋅ October 11, 2011 ⋅ 3 Comments

This is in support of Heather’s post. Protesting is a family affair. I was out with my family yesterday. How are you occupying your classroom or educational setting, to stand up for what you believe? Chad and David got it rolling.  Now we need to keep it going. Submit here. Occupy Education. Reclaiming Our Voice … Continue reading »

What lessons are we?

Posted by ⋅ November 15, 2011

I feel utter disappointment in government this morning. The violence; the doublespeak; the hypocrisy: when did we make it okay for government to use such tools so blatantly with so little disregard for how transparently corrupted it seems? In my privilege and complacency, I never expected to wake up to a Fahrenheit 451

Occupy Wall Street: The Education Edition (Part 1)

Posted by ⋅ October 10, 2011 ⋅ 17 Comments

I am very happy to say that I spent my weekend occupying Wall Street. During this time, I had the amazing opportunity to speak with people who are not only angry, but hopeful. They are individuals who protest our country’s economic policies not out of hatred, but out of love for our country. They see … Continue reading »

Two ways we separate children & why we should care

Posted by ⋅ October 8, 2011 ⋅ 6 Comments

My wife asked a great question this morning about what I mean when I say that schools sort kids. After all, she posited, isn’t differentiation a kind of sorting – and isn’t differentiation good? Differentiation is good when we negotiate ways for students to learn with students themselves. When we collaborate on ways to learn … Continue reading »

I Am the Ninety-Nine Percent, And Actually I’m Pissed

Posted by ⋅ October 15, 2011 ⋅ 19 Comments

So, a few days back, I wrote about privilige and power.  It might have come across as complacent or sanctimonious.  However, I want to make this really clear: I’m pissed. I’m pissed that we continue to fund war without question while schools are stuck hawking “holiday paper” (because, you know, there are a ton of … Continue reading »

My Visit To #occupyphilly

Posted by ⋅ October 12, 2011 ⋅ 1 Comment

Today I stopped at City Hall on my way home to meet some of the protesters at #occupyphilly and to spread the word about #occupyedu. What I found was a small city, a microcosm of a community. Tents filled up the grounds outside City Hall, and scattered around the edges were an Information Booth, a … Continue reading »

What Can I Occupy?

Posted by ⋅ October 11, 2011 ⋅ 27 Comments

I’ve been away from the online spaceless space for a few days. I’ve read up on the Occupy Education tumblr, tweets and Facebook page. At first, it felt inspiring. It still does. However, when I read these posts again, I feel like a fraud. See, I’m not a “real” teacher this year. I’m a bizarre … Continue reading »

Why questioning has become necessary, and how this will transform education

Posted by ⋅ October 27, 2011 ⋅ 3 Comments

Why questioning has become necessary, and how this will transform education Over the past several decades…within the education sector, and American society as a whole, the question of why, (the critical, analyzing, specifically engaging question) of “why,” has not only diminished but has basically vanished, not only from conversation but from everyday action in citizens … Continue reading »

What did you do during the Great Occupation of twenty-ought-eleven?

Posted by ⋅ October 17, 2011 ⋅ 4 Comments

If OWS or other “occupation” movements turn out to be anything other than a minor footnote in someone’s analysis of U.S. society, I fantasize that while I sit under a shade tree years from now whittling my dance pegs, one of my grandsons asks me that question. “Well,” I would answer, “having been strangers occupying … Continue reading »

Discussion

5 thoughts on “OCCUPY EDUCATION

  1. Please join our Education Revoloution Occupy group. We need collaborative input! http://www.nycga.net/groups/education-revolution/

    Current ideas: Education Bill of Rights, change to teacher credentialing requirements, locating space.

    Weekly conference call, Sunday nights: http://www.nycga.net/groups/education-revolution/events/

    – Matt and Urbaned Elly

    Posted by urbaned | November 13, 2011, 3:31 pm

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