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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

These Schools Belong to You and Me: Why We Can't Afford to Abandon Our Public Schools

A talk with authors Deborah Meier and Emily Gasoi

Moderator: Molly Albrecht, Visiting Faculty, BardMAT Program; Associate Director, Bard Early College- Hudson

(followed by Q&A session and book signing)

Campus Center, Weis Cinema  6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Author and educational activist Deborah Meier and coauthor and educator Emily Gasoi will discuss their new book, These Schools Belong to You and Me: Why We Can't Afford to Abandon Our Public Schools.

In These Schools Belong to You and Me, MacArthur award–winning educator, reformer, and author Deborah Meier draws on her 50-plus years of experience to argue that the purpose of universal education is to provide young people with an “apprenticeship for citizenship in a democracy.” Through an intergenerational exchange with her former colleague and fellow educator Emily Gasoi, the coauthors analyze the last several decades of education reform, challenging narrow profit-driven conceptions of school success. Reflecting on the trajectory of education and social policies that are leading our country further from rule “of, for, and by the people,” the authors apply their extensive knowledge and years of research to address the question of how public education must change in order to counter the erosion of democratic spirit and practice in schools and in the nation as a whole.
Sponsored by: Center for Civic Engagement; Master of Arts in Teaching Program
Contact: BardMAT  845-758-7145
Thursday, March 29, 2018

Bard Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program Spring Information Session 

MAT Building  6:00 pm
SENIORS! Join us to learn more about BardMAT Program options and application information for the 2018-19 academic year. 
Sponsored by: Master of Arts in Teaching Program
Contact: Cecilia Maple  845-758-7145