Saturday, October 30, 2010

Hot Topic Discussion - Dropout Factories: How to Fix Our Failing Schools - Thurs., Nov. 4th at 4:15 pm in Rm. 1470C

If you've heard it once, you've heard it a million times: America's schools are failing. But what do we DO about their failing?

This Thursday, join the Education Law Association as we try to figure out how to fix our nation's failing schools. Come with your ideas, your complaints (yes, even about that one high school teacher you couldn't stand because even THAT can be a key to change) or just your open minds.

Come because we want to ask YOU: how do we fix one of the biggest problems to face our nation in decades?

The Hot Topic meeting will be this Thursday, November 4 at 4:15 pm in Rm. 1470C.

We will have wings, tiramisu and other not-to-be-missed tasty treats, so come EAT, DISCUSS, AND BE MERRY!!

For some quick background on the topic, please check out these short articles:

Drive to Overhaul Low-Performing Schools Delayed (NYT 8/23/10)

Dramatic shake-up planned at 12 Boston public schools (Boston Globe 3/5/10)

The long road back (Boston Globe 9/10/07)

Supt. sets Friday deadline for Central Falls teachers (Providence Journal 2/11/10) - overview

Fired teachers defend theis positions (Providence Journal 3/24/10) - from the teachers' viewpoint

2 Central Falls students say they support reform (Providence Journal 3/11/10) - from the students' viewpoint

We hope to see you there!

ELA Board 

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