July 2012 Update


Dear Friends of DEY,
Many good things have been happening at DEY – and I wanted to take this opportunity update you on where we are heading:

  • Our survey closed out on July 15th and we will use the data to prepare a report to be released widely by mid-September.
  • This summer we are working on drafting the early childhood platform for Save Our Schools. The Save Our Schools People’s Education Convention in Washington D.C. will feature  DEY’s Senior Adviser Nancy Carlsson-Paige who will be delivering a keynote address. Our other Senior Adviser, Diane Levin will be presenting a workshop along with Nancy titled, Early Childhood Teachers Speak Out and Organize.  For more information about the SOS Conference go to:  www.saveourschoolsmarch.org

Looking ahead:

  • Defending the Early Years will be a presence at NAEYC’s Annual Conference in Atlanta this November. Diane Levin has had a session accepted (Beyond Remote Control Teaching and Learning) that can help us spread the work of DEY.  If you are planning to attend the Annual Conference, be sure to look for us there!

One more thing:
In New York City last month, parents, teachers, students and scholars protested Pearson, Inc.’s role in the strangling testing regimen.  Here is the link to the ten minute video documenting that protest:Pearson protest.
Geralyn Bywater McLaughlin, Director