Last week, we highlighted teacher-author Brian Crosby’s concerns about the apparent lack of teacher representation in NBC’s upcoming “Education Nation” special. Teacherken (among other bloggers) also chimed in, arguing that NBC’s scheduled speakers for the event “lack any real knowledge about education, or are well known for pushing a particular view of education to the exclusion of any other.”
The controversy has since taken a life its own, with many teachers expressing disappointment and frustration—not to say outrage—on Twitter and Facebook. Indeed, there’s now even Facebook group called “Miseducation Nation”.
Well, it appears NBC is taking the backlash pretty seriously. We’ve just received information that tomorrow, at 2 p.m. ET, NBC News President Steve Capus and NBC’s President of Strategic Initiatives Lisa Gersh will hold a press conference at the National Press Club to speak about Education Nation special. Reportedly, much of the conference will be dedicated towards addressing many of these concerns from teachers.
We’ll follow up when we have more.
A version of this news article first appeared in the Teaching Now blog.