Reclaiming the Promise of Public Education Conversation Series

Sponsored by the Albert Shanker Insitute and the American Federation of Teachers, this monthly conversation series is designed to engender lively and informative discussions on important educational issues. We invite speakers with diverse perspectives, including views other than those of the Albert Shanker Institute and the American Federation of Teachers. What is important is that these participants are committed to genuine engagement with each other.

2014-2015 Series

A New Social Compact for American Education: Fixing Our Broken Accountability System
September 10, 2014

How Do We Get Experienced, Accomplished Teachers Into High Need Schools?
October 8, 2014

The Next Generation of Differentiated Compensaton: What Next?, November 12, 2014

The Emergence of the Precariat: What Does The Loss of Stable, Well-Compensated Employment Mean for Education?, January 14, 2015

ESEA at 50: The Federal Government and Equity in American Education, February 18, 2015

Is There A Pension Crisis?, March 11, 2015

Opportunities to Learn: Equity in American Education--Looking Backward, Looking Forward, April 8, 2015

Education and Economic Policy in an Age of Political Polarization: Is There A Good Way Forward?, May 13, 2015

The Affordability Crisis: Rescuing the Dream of College Education for the Working Class Poor, June 10, 2015

2012-2013 Series

The Use and Misuses of Value-Added in Teacher Evaluations: Three Perspectives, September 11, 2013

Civic Purposes of Public Education and the Common Core, October 9, 2013

Quality Assessments for Educational Excellence, November 13, 2013

Early Childhood Education: The Word Gap & The Common Core, December 11, 2013

Disrupting the Pipeline, January 8, 2014

The Future of Teacher Education and Preparation, March 12, 2014

American Education in Global Perspective, April 9, 2014

Governing American Education: The Elusive Public in Public Education, May 14, 2014

Educational Justice and the Integration of American Schools, June 11, 2014

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