Seattle University wanted to provide clock hours to teachers for the forum with Diane Ravitch. Due to technical changes that are beyond the realm of my expertise, Seattle University will be offering three clock hours to teachers for this forum.

To be able to provide those hours, Seattle University has graciously offered the following program.

Teachers wanting to attend the Forum and earn 3 clock hours need to do the following:

5:45 – 6:45  Attend a discussion at Pigott Auditorium led by Seattle University.
7:00 – 9:00 Attend the forum with Dr. Ravitch.

Following the forum, teachers can get their sheets signed by SusanEllen Bacon, PhD,  from the College of Education and pay the $15 fee (check payable to Seattle University). She will be available in Pigott Atrium at one of the tables.

I sent this information to the leadership at SEA on September 29th in the evening so hopefully they will get this out to their membership in a timely manner.

I look forward to meeting everyone there.


Race to Where!? A Forum on Public Education in America


Diane Ravitch

Live from New York University via Skype

Former Assistant Secretary of Education, Research Professor of Education at New York University and a historian of education and a  senior fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Ravitch shares a blog called Bridging Differences with Deborah Meier, hosted by Education Week.

Dr. Ravitch is also the author of The Death and Life of the Great American School System.

Wayne Au: Assistant Professor, Secondary Social Studies Education, UW Bothell and Editor of Rethinking Schools.

Jesse Hagopian: Teacher and a founding member of the progressive caucus Social Equality Educators (SEE).

Dora Taylor: SPS parent, Educator, Co-Editor of Seattle Education 2010, founding member of Parents Across America and Parents Across America, Seattle.

The Moderator will be Sue Peters, SPS parent, education activist, co-editor of Seattle Education 2010 and a founding member of Parents Across America.

Tuesday, Oct 5

7:00 PM

Pigott Auditorium

At Seattle University

brought to you by:

Seattle Education 2010

Parents Across America

Social Equality Educators (SEE)

In conjunction with:

Seattle University’s

Matteo Ricci College

and the

College of Education

3 clock hours for teachers are available who attend this forum.

Free to the public. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Seating is limited so come early!

(For any additional information, please contact

or go to the press release)