Memorable quotes from Saturday at the Network for Public Education 4th Annual Conference. Check out the live streaming and video, here (Facebook link) for much, much more.
NETWORK FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION
From Colleen Wood
Now More Than Ever – it’s not just a theme, it’s what we do.
From Diane Ravitch
In the coming election [our organization] will not endorse anyone who supports charters or vouchers…
…We want to improve education, not monetize it.
From Yohuru Williams
We reject Betsy DeVos. We reject Donald Trump. We reject Race to the Bottom. We reject privatization. We reject vouchers. We reject inequality. We reject alienation. We reject your narrative of inequality. We stand for justice.
|Yohuru Williams at #NPE17CA|
From an Arkansas legislator/teacher
How is shutting the door and saying ‘Just let me teach’ working out for you?
Jonathan Foley in United We Stand Divided We Fall
[Teachers, as first responders, are] willing to risk it all for the next generation.
PRIVATIZING AND REFORM
From Michelle Gunderson
Kindergarten is the new Second Grade, and a really, really bad Second Grade.
From Frank Adamson
This is not an evidence battle. This Is an ideological battle.
From Steven Singer
We invest the majority of our educational funding in rich white kids. The poor and minorities are left to fend for themselves.
From Tanya Clay House
[When speaking with a pro-voucher privatizer,] Every child deserves the benefit of a quality education. That’s why we have public education that you’re not funding.