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Parenting With Playdate Planet

Meryl Neiman

Parenting With Playdate Planet – Do We Need to Save Public Education?

Education is a top priority for every parent. But can we trust our kids’ futures to the current system? How bad are things really and what do we need to know to make the right choices for our children? Join me as I talk with Dr. Jessie Ramey, a professor at the University of Pittsburgh, whose blog Yinzercation began as the hub for a grassroots public education advocacy movement in Southwest Pennsylvania, but catapulted her to national attention and two invited meetings at the White House with President Obama’s senior policy advisors. Discover why: Dr. Ramey believes that our education system is not failing; the impact of corporate greed on the growth of charter schools; and why top blockbuster films create an inaccurate picture of the problems in our schools.

If you want to join the conversation about the future of public education in our country, you can follow Dr. Ramey’s blog, visit the two communities she mentions in our discussion, Parents Across America, and Save Our Schools.