Being an advocate for Education
Advocacy is something both Laura and I are passionate about so we are humbled and super excited to welcome Nicholas Ferroni to share his views on Education Advocacy with #whatisschool this week!
Nicholas (@Nicholas Ferroni) actor, educator, advocate and host, was recently named one of the 100 most influential people in America for his commitment to education reform and developing a “Teach the Truth” campaign to incorporate more minority figures into the high school social studies curriculum. His commitment to youth, education and being a role model doesn’t stop there. Nicholas has been named one of the top 25 “Fittest Men In The World” by Men’s fitness magazine, and is working on a book called “The Awkward Album” where celebrities share their awkward moments with children.
He is a voice for healthy lifestyle, student diversity, a teacher and outspoken advocate for education! I hope you will join us in welcoming Nicholas as he joins #whatisschool this Thursday, June 4 at 7PM EDT. For a conversation that is not to be missed! Spread the Word!
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Questions #whatisschool, June 4, 2015 7PM EDT
1) In what ways can teachers effectively advocate for education and affect education policy?
2) How can teachers speak out against bad policies without fearing attacks from their own board or administration?
3) Is it in a teacher’s place to speak in class about social issues, such as race relations, inequality and discrimination?
4) How can you create an open forum for students to safely explore difficult issues?
5) What is the role of parent advocates in the education partnership? Do they have a right to decide what their children will learn?
6) What elements or methodologies would you include in a new education system that is free of fear and focused on growing talents?