What better way to engage people in the hottest topics in public education than to bring acclaimed advocates to Los Angeles? Here are the confirmed speakers and programs we have planned! Charter Choice - Civil right or segregation? NAACP, Black Lives Matter, ACLU, and Journey for Justice are all heating up the debate about charter schools. We’ll hear about it from Julian Vasquez Heilig, an award-winning researcher and Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, the Director of the Doctorate in Educational Leadership at Cal State Sacramento, and a social media powerhouse. www.CloakingInequity.com. The Appeal of Corporate Education Reform Mercedes Schneider is a prolific researcher and blogger at www.deutsch29.wordpress.com. She’ll explore why ed reform looks good on the surface, why so many remain on the reform bandwagon and what is necessary to keeping the illusion of success alive. Schneider has authored three books: A Chronicle of Echoes: Who's Who in the Implosion of American Education, Common Core Dilemma: Who Owns our Schools? and School Choice: The End of Pulbic Education? Strive to be...Standard? Ground Zero in the movement to opt out of standardized testing is Long Island, NY. Parent founder of Long Island Opt Out, Jeanette Deutermann, and Badass Teachers Association director, Marla Kilfoyle, galvanized over 220,000 students to opt out as they fought against privatization. They'll share their stories from the trenches. What impact has this had? Is this a New York thing or is California next? Armed with their stories of hard-won victories and heart-wrenching defeats, these advocates will engage our Los Angeles community in discussions about what's impacting our neighborhood schools. Help us as we connect our community with the leading voices in public education advocacy. With your support, we will connect more and more Angelenos to the leading voices in grassroots support for public education. Please share this page with other public education supporters! Huge thanks to Bertis Downs * Sylvia Aroth * Larry Lawrence * Anthony Cody and an anonymous supporter for getting us started. Join them to make this program a reality!  

What better way to engage people in the hottest topics in public education than to bring acclaimed advocates to Los Angeles? Here are the confirmed speakers and programs we have planned!

Charter Choice - Civil right or segregation?
NAACP, Black Lives Matter, ACLU, and Journey for Justice are all heating up the debate about charter schools. We’ll hear about it from Julian Vasquez Heilig, an award-winning researcher and Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, the Director of the Doctorate in Educational Leadership at Cal State Sacramento, and a social media powerhouse. www.CloakingInequity.com.

The Appeal of Corporate Education Reform
Mercedes Schneider is a prolific researcher and blogger at www.deutsch29.wordpress.com. She’ll explore why ed reform looks good on the surface, why so many remain on the reform bandwagon and what is necessary to keeping the illusion of success alive. Schneider has authored three books: A Chronicle of Echoes: Who's Who in the Implosion of American Education, Common Core Dilemma: Who Owns our Schools? and School Choice: The End of Pulbic Education?

Strive to be...Standard?
Ground Zero in the movement to opt out of standardized testing is Long Island, NY. Parent founder of Long Island Opt Out, Jeanette Deutermann, and Badass Teachers Association director, Marla Kilfoyle, galvanized over 220,000 students to opt out as they fought against privatization. They'll share their stories from the trenches. What impact has this had? Is this a New York thing or is California next?

Armed with their stories of hard-won victories and heart-wrenching defeats, these advocates will engage our Los Angeles community in discussions about what's impacting our neighborhood schools. Help us as we connect our community with the leading voices in public education advocacy.

With your support, we will connect more and more Angelenos to the leading voices in grassroots support for public education. Please share this page with other public education supporters!

Huge thanks to Bertis Downs * Sylvia Aroth * Larry Lawrence * Anthony Cody and an anonymous supporter for getting us started.
Join them to make this program a reality!

 

Community Outreach
Through outreach efforts at festivals and other events, we help public schools connect with the community. Communicating about their programs, achievements and needs, listening to the public, and cultivating relationships with community leaders: This is how schools attract needed support.

Schools are not charged a fee to participate in our events. That is made possible by generous donations. Contact us now to be involved in our events and outreach!

PSconnects Us!
PSconnect produces a series of public programs called PSconnects Us! that enliven the discussion around education. By featuring noteworthy authors, journalists, policymakers and innovative educators, we provide a forum to raise the level of awareness of education issues. Participants meet fascinating thought leaders and return to their school communities inspired and energized about the role they play in their schools--and the role their schools play in the community.