On the heels of a deal that will pave the way for media mogul Cathie Black to become NYC schools chancellor, on Monday November 29 Bronx teachers will be talking on BronxTalk about the new chancellor, testing and grading, mayoral control, the teacher's union, and factors that have put teachers on the defensive.
Beginning at 9:00pm on Bronxnet's channel 67 and Verizon fios 33, Dr. Mark Naison the Principal Investigator of the Bronx African American History Project at Fordham University and a fierce advocate of the profession of teaching and Tom Porton, a veteran teacher who is the coordinator of Student Affairs at the Monroe Academies and a member of the National Teachers Hall of Fame, will talk with host Gary Axelbank about teaching in the 21st century.
Dr. Naison will also be presenting a Teachers Talkback internet video project that gives teachers a chance to advocate for their profession in light of the many challenges they face in an oppressive political climate and in the classroom.
Viewers can have their say by calling into BronxTalk at 718-960-7241 during the program.
On December 6, BronxTalk will be presenting a program on the future of Bronx local television. Bronxites can support the right to their own channels by signing this internet petition: Petition to support Bronxnet.
One of New York City's longest-running TV talk shows now in its 17th year, BronxTalk is seen live each Monday night at 9:00pm on Bronxnet's Cablevision channel 67. It's also on Verizon Fios channel 33 and streamed live at bronxnet.org. Hosted by Gary Axelbank and produced by Jane Folloro, BronxTalk is repeated each day at 9:30am, 3:30pm, and 9:00pm. Archives are available here: http://bronxnet.org/tv/bronxtalk/viewcategory/7/bronxtalk