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Join Us for an Evening with Yong Zhao

It is Time to Change the Stakes!

Join us for an evening with Yong Zhao…

“American education is at a crossroads.  Two paths lie in front of us:  one in which we destroy our strengths in order to catch up with others on test scores and one in which we build on our strengths so we can keep the lead in innovation and creativity.  The current push for more standardization, centralization, high-stakes testing, and test-based accountability is rushing us down the first path, while what will truly keep America strong and Americans prosperous should be the latter, the one that cherishes individual talents, cultivates creativity, celebrates diversity, and inspires curiosity.  –Yong Zhao

Yong Zhao is one of the most eloquent critics of the high cost of high-stakes testing and an expert on the Chinese educational system, which is attempting to move away from the ridgid accountability system that Arne Duncan and other corporate reformers are pushing our country towards.

He is the Presidential Chair and Associate Dean for Global Education at the University of Oregon, where he also serves as the director of the Center for Advanced Technology in Education (CATE)..  For more information visit:  http://zhaolearning.com

October 12, 2011

Location:  I.S. 89 201 Warren Street   New York, NY  10282

Time:  6:30-8:30 PM

Sponsored by:  Class Size Matters, Grassroots Education Movement, I.S. 89 PTA, Parents Across America, and Time-Out From Testing

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Printable PDF flyer here:  Join Us on October 12th for an Evening with Yong Zhao

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