Race to Nowhere–a new movie by a mother, concerned about the overtesting and continuous resume building that our students–mostly upscale–live with. The movie is EVERYwhere–and the national conversation has started!

Congratulations to Vickie Abeles, a middle-aged mother who grew concerned when her own child was….. Now, her movie is a huge buzz and she’s been on Oprah! Thus, it was that my niece told me about it…

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/09/education/09nowhere.html?_r=1&src=me&ref=homepage

Like it or hate it–It’s amazing what one person can do. The power of ONE!

About Miriam

Miriam Kurtzig Freedman, JD, MA—an expert in public education, focused on special education law— is a lawyer, author, speaker, consultant, and reformer. For more than 35 years, Miriam worked with educators, parents, policy makers, and citizens to translate complex legalese into plain English and focus on good practices for children. Now, she focuses her passion on reforming special education, with her new book, Special Education 2.0—Breaking Taboos to Build a NEW Education Law. Presentations include those at the AASA Conference, Orange County (CA), Boston College (MA), CADRE (OR), and the Fordham Institute (DC). Her writings have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Education Week, Education Next, Hoover Digest, The University of Chicago Law Review on line, DianeRavitch.net, and The Atlantic Monthly on line.

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