Date: Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Building: Lavin-Bernick Center (LBC) in Room 213
Location: uptown campus
Other Information: Kendall Cram Lecture Hall
Local education leaders will discuss the pros and cons of charter schools, as well as the state of the school system in post-Katrina New Orleans in this roundtable discussion.
About the panelists and moderator:
Douglas Harris is a professor in the Department of Economics at Tulane, director of the Education Policy Program of Tulane's Murphy Institute, and director of the Education Research Alliance for New Orleans, which he founded. Harris was also recently named one of the top 10 most influential economists studying education.
Adrian Morgan is CEO of the Algiers Charter School Association, the largest charter management organization in Louisiana. A certified teacher, he is an advisory board member of NET Charter High School, which provides new life options for high school dropouts in New Orleans. Morgan has previously served as chief operating officer (COO) and finance chief for FirstLine Schools in New Orleans.
Karran Harper Royal is the assistant director of Pyramid Community Parent Resource Center, host of "Education Talk New Orleans" on WBOK AM, and a member of the Coalition for Community Schools, one of the local groups that filed a federal civil rights complaint against the New Orleans Recovery School District (RSD) in May 2014, alongside the national Journey for Justice Alliance.
This event is presented in conjunction with the Tulane Reading Project, which selected Sarah Carr's Hope Against Hope: Three Schools, One City, and the Struggle to Educate America's Children as this year's book for incoming first-year students to read.
Free and open to the public, with a reception, community resource fair (participants: Algiers Charter School Association, Teach for America, Homer A. Plessy Community School, Urban League of Greater New Orleans, Tulane Center for Public Service), and dialogue sessions to follow. Click here for driving directions.
Sponsored by: Reading Project, Newcomb-Tulane College as well as Center for Public Service, Office of Cocurricular Programs
Attendance: Open to the public
Open to: Alumni, Faculty, Graduate students, Parents, Prospective undergrads, Staff, Undergraduates, Visitors
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