Your Education Matters: Testing and the purposes of education

From the Public Education Advocates network:

FSA testing has increased the discussion of the purposes and value of public education.  You will want to view this program.

Simon Fraser University Professor Paul Shaker hosts a cable program, Your Education Matters. The next program features Paul Shaker with guests, UBC Professor Charles Bingham, and Mike Zlotnik, President of the Charter For Public Education Network.

This program features the purposes and principles of public education and begins with a discussion of the Charter for Public Education principles. It also discusses the attempt to turn education into a market commodity and why that is a mistake. And it closes with a discussion of the FSAs and why that is a mistake.

Given that FSA testing is going on right now, the show is very timely.

It has already aired twice on Shaw TV Cable, which is Channel 4 in the Vancouver area. This same episode will be rebroadcast all through February.

The next four episodes are as follows on Shaw cable (Channel 4 here):

Sunday, February 15, 1:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 18, 3:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Other episodes can be seen at

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