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Upcoming Events

  • Teaching Democratic Citizenship When Democracy is at Risk

    January 10, 2018

    Today, the U.S. finds itself in a crisis of democracy, in which the future of our liberties and our republican form of government hang in the balance. Almost daily, we see attacks against the rights of citizenship, especially on the right to vote, and against the rule of law, an independent judiciary and a free press. Demagogic attacks are regularly launched against “other” Americans—immigrants and refugees, people of color, Muslims and Jews, and LGBTQ people. What role should American education play in responding to this crisis of democracy? How should we teach democratic citizenship in our schools and universities to ensure that the “whole mass of the people” can see that it is their interest to preserve the republican government established by the founders to sustain liberty and democracy? How can America’s educators ensure that their classrooms and lecture halls are places where students learn to recognize demagoguery, oppose bigotry and resist tyranny? Two of our nation’s leading public intellectuals, Harvard professor Danielle Allen and Yale professor Timothy Snyder, will join AFT President Randi Weingarten to discuss these questions. Noon to 2:00 pm, 555 New Jersey Ave, NW, Washington, D.C. More information and registration.
  • 2017-2018 Conversations

    January 11, 2018

    Co-Sponored by the Shanker Institute and the AFT, they are held the second Wednesday of the month during the school year from noon to 2:00 pm at 555 New Jersey Ave, NW. Lunch is served and registration is required. More information and registration.

  • Is the Promise of ESSA Being Actualized?

    February 14, 2018

    Co-Sponsored by the Albert Shanker Institute and the American Federation of Teachers

  • Academic Freedom in an Age of Political Polarization

    March 14, 2018

    Co-sponsored by the Albert Shanker Institute and the American Federation of Teachers

  • How Should Teacher Shortages Be Addressed?

    April 11, 2018

    Co-sponsored by the Albert Shanker Institute and the American Federation of Teachers.

  • Charter School Expansion

    May 9, 2018

    Co-sponsored by the Albert Shanker Institute and the American Federation of Teachers