Pop-Up Schools: Learning Isn't Limited to the Classroom

By Christina Mercer, Columbia University

June 25, 2015

Like most American cities, New York, where I live and teach, is teaming with professors and other highly trained professionals willing to share their knowledge. It’s also full of people eager for knowledge of the sort that will benefit their lives. One Harlem resident posed the question we should all be asking, “Why is education restricted to classrooms when it can happen wherever people want to participate? Why can’t it happen here?”

It can. It will.

New York’s Education from the Inside Out (EIO) Coalition is working with community members, activists, and professors like me to organize two Radical Pop-Up Schools, Saturday, June 20. The brainchild of Dionna King, over 30 community organizers from across New York City will transform Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem and Herbert von King Park in Brooklyn into schools.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2015/06/16/radical-pop-up-schools-a-new-way-to-reach-educationally-disadvantaged-communities/

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