Wednesday | June 8, 2016

Sponsored by the Albert Shanker Institute and the American Federation of Teachers, this conversation series is designed to engender lively and informative discussions on important educational issues. We deliberately invite speakers with diverse perspectives, including views other than those of the Albert Shanker Institute and the AFT. What is important is that these participants are committed to genuine engagement with each other. Below is the list of Conversations for the 2015-2016 school year. Click on the titles for more information about the Conversation and to watch the session video.


Ten Years After the Deluge: The State of Public Education in New Orleans (Special two-panel Conversation)


OCTOBER 14, 2015

Florida Education Reform Under Jeb Bush: Miracle or Mirage?


NOVEMBER 4, 2015

Positive Alternatives to Suspending And Expelling Misbehaving Students in Early Childhood Education



SPECIAL PANEL ON QUALITY TEACHING: Individual and Social Approaches


JANUARY 13, 2016

Teacher Tenure: An Outmoded “Job For Life” Or Essential Right to Due Process?


FEBRUARY 10, 2016

Where We Live and Where We Learn: How Should We Address the Effects of Residential Segregation by Race and Class on America’s Schools


MARCH 9, 2016

No Excuses’ Schools and the Education of Poor Students of Color


APRIL 13, 2016

Educating Tomorrow’s Teachers: Are US Department of Education Regulations for Schools of Education A Help or A Hindrance?


MAY 11, 2016

New Visions of Collective Bargaining in American Education


JUNE 8, 2016

Educating English Language Learners in An Age of Anti-Immigrant Scapegoating



Watch the 2014-2015 Conversations.


Watch the 2013-2014 Conversations