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Why renowned educators — and new teachers — are ‘occupying’ Ed Dept


Today teachers, students, parents, researchers and other activists are starting the second annual “Occupy the DOE” event  on the grounds of the U.S. Education Department to protest corporate-based school reform.
Among those attending the four-day event, sponsored by United Opt Out, an organization dedicated to the elimination of high-stakes standardized testing in public schools, are Diane Ravitch, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis, veteran educator Deborah Meier, early childhood expert Nancy Carlsson-Paige and language acquisition expert Stephen Krashen. There is a scheduled march to the...