How do you get from CBGB to Revere High School? Award-winning teacher and punk rock pioneer Nancy Barile offers a road map in her ED Talk, "How Punk Rock Makes Me a Better Teacher. "
Barile was one of eight speakers to present at MTA ED Talks: Big Ideas About Education on August 4, 2014, in Williamstown, Mass. She is an English teacher at Revere High School and an adjunct professor at the Graduate School of Education at Emmanuel College in Boston. You can find her on Twitter, @NancyBarile.
Charter schools are publicly funded schools that are privately operated with no local oversight. They hurt public school students by siphoning hundreds of millions of dollars from local districts. Learn more at http://massteacher.org/charterschools.
MTA launched a Listening Tour in 2013-14 to give educators a platform to voice their opinions about what changes in education policies are needed at the local, state and national levels. The effort began in the Berkshires and then spread to other parts of the state.
MTA Communications produced videos of Listening Tour sessions in Berkshire County, Holyoke and Taunton. New videos from Dover-Sherborn and the Gateway Regional School District will be coming soon. MTA members are encouraged to hold forums to discuss and begin organizing around high-stakes testing and related issues. More information will be available about these forums in the coming weeks.