Tuesday, February 22, 2011

LA this next Monday: Urban Public Education Has Failed. Now What?

I will be in LA this coming Monday evening and will be giving a short presentation on the twin achievement gaps and then participating in a panel with leading education reformers.  Here's the invite – please join us and forward the invite widely!


Urban Public Education Has Failed. Now What?


Join a panel of Democrats convinced that putting the public back in PUBLIC education is the only way to save our youth in Los Angeles, in California, and across the nation.  This will be a serious look at what we all must do to fix our public schools before it is too late. 


Whitney Tilson will give a short presentation on the twin achievement gaps and then will join leading education reformers from California in a panel discussion, with Q&A from the audience, on how we can engage in collective, smart action to save this generation from demise in the global economy.  This will be an evening to supply you with the facts and the knowledge needed to act for change.


Monday, February 28, 2011

6:30-8:30 pm


Frederick Douglass High School
3202 W. Adams Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA  90018



Whitney Tilson is a well-known education reform writer/blogger, is featured in the documentary, A Right Denied: The Critical Need for Genuine School Reform, was one of the founding members of Teach for America, and is a Board member of KIPP charter schools in NYC, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools and Democrats for Education Reform.


Gloria Romero is a former California State Senator and is currently California Director of Democrats for Education Reform (www.dfer.org/branches/california)


Corri Tate Ravere is President of the Inner City Education Foundation network of public charter schools (ICEF), Founder of Families That Can, and serves on the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) Member Council (www.icefla.org/about_us/mangement_team.jsp)


Caprice Young is the CEO of ICEF, founder of CCSA, and former LAUSD School Board President (www.icefla.org/about_us/mangement_team.jsp)

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