Educator Barbara Burns Madeloni to Lecture at Hamilton College

By Cindy McNicholl

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

February 18, 2013 at 4:15 PM

Location: Red Pit (room 127) in the Kirner-Johnson Building at Hamilton College

Event Description

“Jamming the Machine: Education for Democracy not Corporatocracy” by educator Barbara Burns Madeloni, a 1981 graduate of Hamilton College. She is a senior lecturer in the Teacher Education program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

After receiving her bachelor’s degree from Hamilton she went on to earn her doctorate of psychology from the University of Denver. She is best known for her work as a grass-roots campaigner and organizer against corporate intervention in American education. Madeloni came into the national spotlight when she and her students refused to take part in the pilot program of the Teacher Performance Assessment tool, created by Pearson, Inc.

Since then she has railed against the influence of large corporations in schools. She is featured on At the Chalk Face, a blog and radio station focused on education reform. Madeloni sparked a campaign, titled Can’t Be Neutral, which is committed to democratic education with less influence by big business.
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