Jay Greene: Which Education Reforms are Most Likely to Succeed?
All Library locations will be closed on Sunday, April 20, in observance of the Easter holiday.
Educator Jay Greene explains which education reforms hold the most promise and why on Thursday, February 18, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Greene says student achievement has been stagnant for almost four decades and a number of reforms have been suggested to remedy the situation: devoting more resources to schools, expanding choice and competition, increasing accountability for students and teachers, making professional development and teacher credentialing more rigorous, easing entry into the teaching profession, and altering curriculum, among others.
Green will explain which reforms he believes are most likely to succeed and share the evidence that has lead him to those conclusions.
Greene is the author of Education Myths: What Special-Interest Groups Want You to Believe About Our Schools and Why It Isn’t So. He is the endowed chair and head of the Department of Education Reform at the University of Arkansas in the College of Education and Health Professions.
Greene’s talk is part of the What Works in Urban Education series presented by Tom Bloch and the University Academy. The event is co-sponsored by the Show-Me Institute.
Copies of Education Myths will be available for sale, and Greene will sign copies purchased during the event.
Admission is free. A 6 p.m. reception precedes the event.