Cambridge Forum

presents

The Health of Democracy:
Privatizing Education

Date

Mar
8
Sunday
March 8, 2015
3:00 PM

Location

First Parish Church
1446 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

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Cambridge Forum welcomes internationally recognized leader in education policy JULIAN VASQUEZ HEILIG for a discussion on the variety of ways in which public education is being privatized in the name of "reform."

The Massachusetts School Law of 1642 laid out the rationale for public education: “Forasmuch as the good education of children is of singular behoof and benefit to any Common-wealth.” How do contemporary efforts to privatize public education square with the civic role that education has played in American democracy? Julian suggests ways for citizens to respond that both improve educational experience and strengthen the societal and civic role that education plays.

First Parish Church
1446 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Walking from the Harvard Square T station: 2 minutes

As you exit the station, cross Mass. Ave. and look for the newsstand called Crimson Corner. Turn right and proceed north along Mass. Ave. going toward the Cambridge Common. You will pass the Harvard Coop, Bank of America, and CVS. The First Parish Church is located at the corner of Mass. Ave. and Church St. Please enter through the front door of the church.

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