Asking “Common Core” Questions, Alfie Kohn

Author and speaker Alfie Kohn, is described by Time Magazine as
“perhaps the country’s most outspoken critic of education’s fixation on grades and test scores”. SUNY New Paltz’s Humanistic/Multicultural Education program invites you to join Alfie Kohn in a conversation about common core and standardized tests. His thoughts and work in this area may lead us all, teachers, parents and school administrators, to some creative problem solving regarding the subject.

A Talk By Alfie Kohn:

Asking Core Questions About “Common Core” Standards: The Latest Version of Top-Down School Reform

Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 4:30 p.m.

Coykendall Science Building Auditorium

SUNY New Paltz

Kohn has written books on the subject: No Contest: The Case Against Competition, Punished By Rewards and most recently, Feel-Bad Education. The talk is sponsored by the Humanistic/Multicultural Education Program; CAS; Departments of Elementary Education, Secondary Education; Educational Studies; and Sociology; Progessive Academic Network; Re-thinking Testing; New Paltz Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa; and Hudson Valley Writing Project. For more information about the event, contact: Nancy Schniedewind, 845-257-3200 x2827, schnieden@newpaltz.edu and for more information about Alfie Kohn go to: alfiekohn.org/index.php.

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