Are Local School Boards Vital in 21st Century America?
April 26, 2011 at 4:00 PM
Location: Thomas B. Fordham Institute (MAP)
1016 16th Street NW, Floor 7
Washington DC, 20036
Some education reformers contend that elected local school boards are anachronisms that maintain the status quo rather than change agents bent on ushering U.S. education toward a brighter future. Their supporters argue that they embody democracy, give voice and power to the local community, and are more reliable and trustworthy than any other school-governance structure.
Wherever you may stand on this issue, please join some thoughtful leaders for a lively debate about the role of school boards in today’s public-education system—and in tomorrow’s.
|Christopher S. Barclay, President, Montgomery County Board of Education, Maryland|
|Anne L. Bryant, Executive Director, National School Boards Association|
Gene I. Maeroff, Founding Director, Hechinger Institute, Teachers College, Columbia University and author of School Boards in America: A Flawed Exercise in Democracy
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