Join author and educator Gregory Michie, along with a panel that includes Nora Flanagan of Northside College Prep, Cathleen Martin of Jones College Prep, Roxana Gonzales of Prieto Elementary and Kimberly Goldbaum of Seward Elementary. The panel will be moderated by Essence McDowell, Associate Director of Communications for the UIC Social Justice Initiative.
Gregory Michie is an author, former education professor, current CTU member and Chicago Public Schools teacher. In 2012, after more than a decade out of the classroom, Michie returned to the middle school classroom where he began his teaching career in the 1990s. His return coincided with the first CTU strike in 25 years and a new context of excessive standardized testing, rigorous teacher evaluation, and anti-Black and anti-immigrant sentiment. Michie’s new book, Same As It Never Was, is a memoir about what it means to be a social justice educator in today’s polarized nation and under-resourced public schools. Recently featured on WBEZ’s Morning Shift, Michie is the author of several books including 2009’s Holler If You Hear Me: The Education of a Teacher & His Students.
Books will be available for sale at the event.