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Reclaiming to Promise of Public Education Conversation Series IX



Wednesday, May 14, 2014



Moderator: Leo Casey, Executive Director, Albert Shanker Institute

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Jeffrey Henig, Professor of Political Science and Education and Chair, Department of Education Policy & Social Analysis Politics & Education Program Coordinator, Teachers College, Columbia University

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Zakiyah Ansari, Advocacy Director, New York State Alliance for Quality Education

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Andy Smarick, Partner, Thought Leadership practice, Bellwether Education Partners

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Deborah Meier, Senior Scholar, NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development; Board member, Coalition of Essential Schools, FairTest, SOS and Dissent and The Nation magazines

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Sponsored by the Albert Shanker Institute and the American Federation of Teachers, this conversation series is designed to engender lively and informative discussions on important educational issues. We deliberately invite speakers with diverse perspectives, including views other than those of the AFT and the Albert Shanker Institute. What is important is that these participants are committed to genuine engagement with each other.