UMass teach-in event aims to take up host of education issues
AMHERST — The University of Massachusetts Amherst group Can’t Be Neutral is sponsoring a teach-in titled Education for Democracy, Not Corporatocracy, Friday, Oct. 19 in the Cape Cod Lounge at the Campus Center from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The aim of the event is to explore the impact of corporate education reform, including high-stakes testing and student debt, on public universities, public schools, and democratic society.
Can’t Be Neutral organized as a response to the non-renewal of UMass instructor Barbara Madeloni’s contract, but its goals have broadened. The teach-in will feature a panel including students and teachers from UMass and elsewhere. There will be workshops and information on the student debt crisis, Occupy Amherst, and the organizing of Can’t Be Neutral, as well as music. Admission is free. For more information go to cantbeneutral.org or contact Nini Hayes at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dave Brown at email@example.com or at 315-373-4225.