"Accountability" is the new buzzword in K-12 education deliberations this year, with the Wisconsin Legislature debating measures to identify and address the shortcomings of low-performing schools, and at least one local legislator seeking to create a new "recovery district" for failing schools in Milwaukee.
How should school performance be defined, and what are the appropriate strategies for improving performance? Should poor performance be linked with sanctions, or is it enough to publicly identify failing schools? How have other states fared with accountability measures, and what can we learn from New Orleans' experience with a recovery district?
Join the Public Policy Forum, and its partners from Marquette University's Diederich College of Communication and the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, at a Viewpoint Luncheon that will explore the issue of school accountability.
We will hear first from our keynote speaker:
Former Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Education Reporter Sarah Carr, and author of Hope Against Hope, a book detailing New Orleans' school reforms after Hurricane Katrina
Then, a panel of local stakeholders will provide their take:
Patricia Hoben, Head of Schools, Carmen Schools of Science and Technology
Shaun Luehring, Principal, Atonement Lutheran School
Bob Peterson, President, Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association
Moderated by Alan Borsuk, Senior Fellow in Law and Public Policy, Marquette University Law School
Registration will be opening soon.