Jesse Hagopian, Educator and Activist
Across the country, students are walking out, parents are opting their children out, and teachers are refusing to administer bad exams. In fact, the “education reformers” find themselves facing the largest revolt in US history against high-stakes, standardized testing.
Jesse Hagopian will talk about such issues, focusing on his book, More Than a Score, which is a collection of essays, poems, speeches, and interviews—accounts of personal courage and trenchant insights—from frontline fighters who are defying the corporate education reformers, often at great personal and professional risk, and fueling a national movement to reclaim and transform public education.
Jesse Hagopian teaches history and is the adviser to the Black Student Union at Garfield High School–the site of the historic boycott of the MAP test in 2013–and is an associate editor for the acclaimed Rethinking Schools magazine. Jesse is the editor of, and contributing author to, More Than a Score: The New Uprising Against High-Stakes Testing.
Jesse’s writings on the Black Lives Matter movement, education, Haiti, Palestine, and U.S. politics, are regularly published at Truth Out, Common Dreams, Black Agenda Report, Socialist Worker, Counter Punch, and the Seattle Education website.
This event is a follow up to the 12th Annual Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies.
Co-sponsored by Ray Warren Symposium, L&C Graduate School of Education, Office of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement and Ethnic Studies.
free & open to the public | wheelchair accessible | parking is $2 after 3:00 p.m.