The War Report on Public Education, November 15, 2015

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Guest, Emily Kennedy Talmage

The War Report on Public Education with Dr. Miller and guest Emily Kennedy Talmage

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November 15, 2015

War Report On The Road - Maine 2.0 - The Dark Future Of Public Education Where Teachers & Children Become Automatons

Please join Internet radio host Dr. James Avington Miller Jr. as he reports live for the second time from Maine in the fifth of his reports about “The People’s Story". Joining Dr. Miller this week will be educator and activist Emily Kennedy Talmage.

The topic of this week's show will be the current state of education in Maine with a deeper look into personalized education and what it really means for our children, teachers, and the future of our nation. Personalized learning is nothing more than the privatization of our schools via Common Core but only by another name.

Personalized learning or CBE (Competency Based Education) is just another toxic term for dumbing down education through massive investments in technology. This is a movement that must be resisted as vehemently as Common Core, high stakes testing, and invalid teacher evaluation formulas. Personalized learning depersonalizes our children and our teachers and turns them into little automatons hooked into expensive technology.

Do not be deceived by this deceptive name for the next round of education reforms. Maine is but a prototype for what is coming to the other 49 states.

Dr. Miller will also spend the last 10 minutes of the show reporting on his activities last week in gathering interviews for The People's Story.

RESISTANCE MATTERS

RESISTANCE IS NOT FUTILE

RESISTANCE IS THE HIGHEST FORM OF EXPRESSION OF DEMOCRACY

Guest, Emily Kennedy Talmage

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Emily Kennedy Talmage
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Emily Kennedy Talmage is a graduate of Amherst college and got her start teaching in New York City as part of the New York City Teaching Fellows Program. She taught elementary special education for three years and spent one year teaching at a charter school. Ms. Talmage then got a MA in Developmental Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University and worked as a research assistant at the National Center for Children and Families.

In 2012, she moved home to Maine with her husband and decided to go back into the classroom. Ms. Talmage has been teaching for four years in Lewistob Maine. She now teaches 4th grade.

She has recently become an outspoken education activist in the face of sweeping reforms taking place nationwide and in her state of Maine. She is the author of the blog Save Maine Schools.

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The War Report on Public Education with Dr James Avington Miller Jr
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Dr. James Avington Miller Jr.

The format of THE WAR REPORT ON PUBLIC EDUCATION explores one of the most important events in our life time - the total takeover of our educational system by corporate interests. This show is about the 'corporate' war on public education and the rising public resistance movement to the war. Dr. James Avington Miller, Jr. invites guests from all over who join the rising public resistance movement against the corporate greed taking on our public school system. He is interested in growing a grass-roots movement here in the United States and in Europe against the 'corporate interests' that are limiting both teachers and students everywhere.

This October 2015 he is taking his show on the road as he embarks on a very special project. His long awaited project ‘The People’s Story' is an effort to reach out to those individuals whose voices are not being heard in educational arenas everywhere. He will be interviewing, filming and collecting stories from parents, teachers, students and community members in the rural and urban areas of the Eastern United States to include Maine, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Maryland and Washington D.C. Many lives are being impacted and harmed by the ongoing corporate war on public education that exists today. The consequence of the rapid privatization of our schools is inhumane and devastating to our teachers, schools and most importantly, our children.

His primary mission is to create a documentary/television series for PBS and the Arts & Entertainment Channel that will expose the human cost of man’s inhumanity to man. The objective is to document people’s stories from each state and create a one hour TV Episode for that state evolving into a 30-35 part series. Dr. Miller expects to have the first TV show ready by next summer. This will propel the ‘corporate war on public education’ front and center as a local, state and national campaign issue. Determined to awaken the world on a national level by providing a series of programs that will lead to understanding the whole picture – he hopes to demand an end to the Corporate Elite and their destruction of public education.

Dr. Miller is seeking funding for ‘The People’s Story’ project from friends, family and the public to cover the expenses that this will entail. If you care about the future of education, please support this most important project and be part of history in the making. This has been and will continue to be Dr. Miller's dream to complete and certainly his life's legacy.