The League of Women Voters of Louisville (LWVL) encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Membership in the League is open to women and men of all ages. For more information, visit http://www.lwvlouisville.org
The League will hold book discussions periodically this year. The first is a Brown-Bag Lunch on Friday, September 12, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. at Lang House.
We will discuss Diane Ravitch's two books: The Death and Life of the Great American School System and Reign of Error. She says:
"Public education is not broken. It is not failing or declining. The diagnosis is wrong, and the solutions of the corporate reformers are wrong. Our urban schools are in trouble because of concentrated poverty and racial segregation. . . ." (Reign 4)
She looks at the impact of No Child Left Behind, charter schools and the privatization of schools through charter schools. She also discusses the "accountability" that says the only factor determining test scores is teachers! (Not even students have any effect on test scores!)
Each discussion leader chooses his/her own book and own time -- this is mine. Join us for a lively discussion!
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