Harvard Club, New York. Debate topic: "Are too many People Going to College?" Jan. 11, 2012
Lesley University, Cambridge, Mass., Keynote speaker, Nov. 9, 2011.
Council for Opportunity in Education Annual Conference, Keynote speaker, San Antonio, Texas, Sept. 9, 2009.
Association of American Colleges and Universities, featured speaker, Jan. 22, 2009.
University of Puget Sound, Keynote speaker, Diversity Theme Year, April 15, 2008.
Magna Publications Online Seminar, Madison, Wisconsin, Oct. 17, 2007.
Penn State University, Center for Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, summer institute, plenary session speaker, July 13, 2005.
Washington State University, Department of Comparative Ethnic Studies, Keynote Address, April 22, 2005.
Foothills School of Arts and Sciences, Boise, Idaho Feb. 9, 2005. Keynote speaker.
College Board Colloquium, Jan. 8-10, 2005, Bal Harbour, FL., "Refocusing on the Common Good: Advancing Equity and Access in Higher Education," featured speaker.
Third Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, Jan. 3-7, 2005, Keynote address.
Childhood and Society Symposium. Childhood Lost: How American Culture is Failing our Kids, Park Point University, Pittsburgh, PA, Keynote speaker, June 12, 2004.
Coalition of State University Aid Administrators, keynote address, April 25, 2004, Daytona Beach, Florida.
American Association of Higher Education, annual conference, San Diego, Calif., featured speaker, April 3, 2004.
Dutchess County School Boards Association, Hyde Park, New York, keynote speaker, March 18, 2004.
Faculty Association of California Community Colleges, annual conference in San Francisco, keynote address, Nov. 15, 2003.
City University of New York, keynote address at the conference, "Testing the Limits: A Colloquium on High Stakes Testing in Higher Education," May 2, 2003
The School Without Walls, Rochester Public Schools, and the Coalition for Common Sense in Education, Keynote speaker, March 13-14, 2003.
Independent Educational Consultants Association, annual conference, Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C., keynote address, Nov. 8, 2002.
Levittown Public Schools, New York, Annual In-Service Conference, keynote speaker.
Vancouver Public School District, Leadership Support Summer Workshop, keynote speaker.
National Council of Teachers of English, Northwest Regional Conference, General Session speaker.
Rocky Mountain Book Festival, sponsored by the Colorado Center for the Book.
Society of American Law Teachers, New York University School of Law, plenary session presenter.
Florida Association of Nursing Educators, Tampa, featured speaker.
Indian River Community College, featured speaker.
Seattle Rethinking Schools, panelist.
Education Writers Association, annual meeting, Atlanta, conference presenter, "Will High-Stakes Testing Doom Minority Children to Sanctions?"
Teachers College, Columbia University, "High-Stakes Testing: What are the Effects?" conference presenter.
MassParents, Cambridge, Mass., featured speaker.
D.C. Voice, Washington, D.C., featured speaker.
Portland Rethinking Schools, featured speaker.
Parents United for Responsible Education and other sponsoring groups, keynote speaker, Chicago.
Salem State College, "How Educational Policy Harms Teaching and Learning," featured speaker to faculty and students.
Maryville University, St. Louis, featured speaker.
University of Nebraska - Lincoln, keynote address to the Preparing Future Faculty Project.
Pepperdine University, "Teaching and Learning in the Postmodern Age," keynote address.