Look, I could rail on and on and on about why I believe it is entirely appropriate to throw a HUGE bash at NCTE to actually celebrate students.
But instead, I am going to let a student do the talking. (Please know that she is but one of the young poets you will see on Saturday night at NCTE in Philly if you come to the event… and when you are done, I’d ask you to reflect upon the question, “Isn’t it about time we did a better job of validating the aptitudes of our kids in our schools?”)
Remember, I was only allotted 50 tickets to attend the bash. Please email Beth at email@example.com if you would like to be considered for the tix lottery for Saturday night.
Beth has requested that you please include your name, job title, school, state, and email address — and please make sure to put ‘BookJam Bash’ in the subject line. thx.
With a little luck, this will become an annual tradition.