Salem Conference on Education Alternatives
John Taylor Gatto
Author of Dumbing Us Down and Weapons of Mass Instruction
John Taylor Gatto spent 30 years teaching in inner city New York public schools. He was awarded New York City Teacher of the Year three times, and once New York State Teacher of the Year. Gatto quit teaching in 1991 to begin a career of writing and speaking in the area of school reform. His message of self-reliance has inspired thousands of people to discover abilities and resources in themselves. He has since traveled over a million and a half miles in all fifty states and seven foreign countries.
David H. Albert
David H. Albert is a homeschooling dad, husband, writer, and storyteller from Olympia, WA. He holds degrees from Williams College, Oxford University and the Committee on Social Thought, University of Chicago and is one of the original founders of New Society Publishers. He has published 3 books on homeschooling.
Wednesday, May 12th 7:00pm “Democracy and Education” Public Forum
Loucks Auditorium, Salem Public Library 585 Liberty St. SE Salem, OR $5 suggested donation. Panelists include Democratic Candidate for Mayor of Salem,Chuck Bennett, Republican Candidate for Superintendent of Public Education, Dr. Ron Maurer, John Taylor Gatto, NHERI's Dr. Brian Ray,Willamette University Professor Bill Smalldone.
Friday, May 14th 7:00pm “Hall of Mirrors: An Evening with John Taylor Gatto” - Mission Mill Spinning Room 1313 Mill Street SE, Salem, OR 97301 Cost: $15-$25
Saturday, May 15th 9am-4pm Workshops with John Taylor Gatto and David H. Albert Tea Party Bookshop 420 Liberty St. SE Salem, OR 97302
"A Walk Around London: An Introduction to Open-Sourced Education" -John Gatto
"Guerilla Curriculum: How to Get an Education in Spite of School"-John Gatto
"Learning About Learning: Conversations with My Violin"-David Albert
"The Curriculum of Beauty, Happiness and Abundance"-David Albert
Cost: $25-$50 sliding - COST COVERS ALL WORKSHOPS AND LUNCH!!
May 15th 5:00pm-6:00pm Book Signing with John Taylor Gatto and David Albert
Tea Party Bookshop 420 Liberty St. SE Salem, OR 97302
May 15th 6:30pm-8:30pm Banquet Dinner with John Taylor Gatto and David Albert at the Marco Polo Restaurant 300 Liberty St SE Salem, OR 97302 Cost: $35
Purchase tickets at http://educationalalternatives.eventbrite.com or at the door
For more info contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503 569-7223
Mission Mill Museum(Presentation)
1313 Mill St. SE Salem, OR -97301
Tea Party Bookstore(Workshops)420 Ferry St. SE
Salem Home Educators
This event is sponsored by Salem Home Educators, endorsed by Dr. Brian Ray, PH.D, NHERI(National Home Education Research Institute), and supported by members of OHEN(Oregon Home Education Network) SACHSN(Salem Area Christian Homeschooling Network)