State of public education in NC the subject of Thursday evening forum

The group Carolina Jews for Justice is hosting a worth-your-time forum Thursday evening in Raleigh entitled “The State of Public Education in North Carolina.” Speakers will include former Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction J.B. Buxton, Hillside High School teacher and NCAE Organize 20/20 Caucus member Bryan Proffitt and Rabbi Eric Solomon of Raleigh’s Beth Meyer Synagogue.  The event will be facilitated by John Dornan, the founding Executive Director of the N.C. Public Schools Forum.

The event is scheduled for 7:00-9:00 pm at Beth Meyer Synagogue, 504 Newton Road in Raleigh.

4 Comments

  1. Amy

    March 26, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    Why can’t we just look at the other 46 states that are more successful than US and copy what works for them?

  2. LayintheSmakDown

    March 26, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    Because none of it can really be called successful. We need to actually look at some of the countries that are ahead of us that use more modern methods to teach, and have varied tracks for the kids families to choose from. Although one caveat is that many of the countries also do not choose to educate all children, and only test the successful students.

  3. Alan

    March 27, 2014 at 9:59 am

    LSD,

    One of your wackier, and even more uninformed comments. “We need to actually look at some of the countries that are ahead of us that use more modern methods to teach”. What? You mean like all those pesky European “socialist” countries? The same ones you’ve never even visited? So, now you’re in favor of “socialism”?

    Try taking a look at some REAL data, OECD link below:
    http://gpseducation.oecd.org/CountryProfile?primaryCountry=SWE&treshold=10&topic=PI

    Select the chart option for all OECD countries to get a side-by-side comparison. Now, can you please enlighten us on which countries “do not choose to educate all children, and only test the successful students”? I’d really love to know.

  4. LayintheSmakDown

    March 27, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    Pure….Crazy…..Talk…..

    Where do you see socialism in my comment? Not every country out there is socialist country you know. And we could look at Japan, South Korea, Australia, the UK is marginally not socialist. Go to the link below and choose, many above us are not socialist (your link,,,like your usual posts was unusable). And there could be good ideas in countries that are performing better than us at socialism, if we have to put up with it there is no reason to put up with a poor version. You can always transfer an idea to a marginally non-socialist country like ours.

    http://educationnext.org/whystudentsinsomecountriesdobetter/