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Equity and Education Reform with special guest Christopher Eide

Chris Stewart discusses the challenge of organizing reform minded teachers within unions that seek to marginalize their voice with Christopher Eide,  Executive Director of Teachers United in Washington State.

Chris B&W HeadshotChris was Founder and Executive Director of Teachers United in Washington State from 2011-2014, where he led efforts to organize excellent teachers on critical issues such as charter schools, teacher evaluations, early learning and student perception surveys. In 2014, Teachers United teachers co-authored the first bill by classroom teachers in Washington State history, which passed off the House floor, 91-7. An award-winning classroom teacher in Houston, New York City and Seattle, he has presented lectures nationally on teaching mathematics to English Language Learners, observed schools in over 20 countries, and has been an elected delegate within the teachers union. He is an Aspen Institute Fellow, and lecturer on the politics of public education at the University of Washington. He holds a B.S. and B.A. from the University of Washington and an Ed.M in Education Policy and Management from Harvard University. As Founding Principal at Ole & Evelyn, he is currently leading work to mobilize teachers to end LIFO in California.  
Follow him at @christosphere.

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