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AFT Book Club: A Conversation with Mike Hixenbaugh
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June 9, 2024 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT

AFT Book Club: A Conversation with Mike Hixenbaugh

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AFT Book Club: A Conversation with Mike Hixenbaugh

Date

June 9, 2024 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT

Location

Online

Cost

Free

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About This Webinar

Join us for our June AFT Book Club session featuring AFT President Randi Weingarten and award-winning author Mike Hixenbaugh, discussing his new book, They Came for the Schools: One Town’s Fight Over Race and Identity, and the New War for America’s Classrooms.

Dive into an enlightening conversation as Mike, a Pulitzer Prize finalist and co-creator of the Southlake podcast, shares his investigative insights into the intense educational battles shaking communities across America. Together with Randi, they'll explore the book's deep dive into contentious school board elections and the broader national movement impacting public education.

They Came for the Schools not only connects local conflicts to national trends but also sheds light on the significant challenges facing students, educators, and families today. Join us to gain a comprehensive understanding of the pressing issues at the forefront of educational policy and community activism.

Don't miss this crucial dialogue on the future of American education and democracy.

Enter for a chance to win 1 of 50 copies of Hixenbaugh's book They Came for the Schools: One Town’s Fight Over Race and Identity, and the New War for America’s Classrooms. This sweepstakes is open until June 28, 2024. Good luck! 

Learn more about the AFT Book Club: https://bit.ly/aftbookclub

Speakers

Mike Hixenbaugh

Mike Hixenbaugh is a senior investigative reporter for NBC News, and has been named a Pulitzer Prize finalist and won a Peabody Award for his reporting on the battle over race, gender, and sexuality in American classrooms. They Came for the Schools, his first book, is the winner of the prestigious Lukas Work-in-Progress Award. Hixenbaugh’s work at newspapers in Ohio, North Carolina, Virginia, and Texas has uncovered deadly failures in the U.S. military, abuses in the child welfare system, and safety lapses at major hospitals. He lives in Maryland with his wife and four children. Learn more at www.mikehixenbaugh.com.

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RANDI WEINGARTEN is president of the 1.7 million-member AFT, AFL-CIO, which represents teachers; paraprofessionals and school-related personnel; higher education faculty and staff; nurses and other healthcare professionals; local, state and federal government employees; and early childhood educators. The AFT champions fairness; democracy; economic opportunity; and high-quality public education, healthcare and public services for students, their families and communities. The AFT and its members advance these principles through community engagement, organizing, collective bargaining and political activism, and especially through members’ work.

Professional Credit

Share My Lesson webinars are available for one-hour of PD credit. A certificate of completion will be available for download at the end of your session that you can submit for your school's or district's approval.

In addition, Share My Lesson has arrangements in place as follows:

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