We encourage you to participate in the upcoming National Consensus Study on the Role of the Federal Government in Public Education.
BECOME INFORMED – The National Study webpage has a lot of background information on this important issue for you to read. If you want to go further, the Newton League has purchased a few copies of two books that provide more in-depth information on this important question. The books are The Death and Life of the Great American School System by Diane Ravitch and The Flat World and Education by Linda Darling-Hammond. If you wish to borrow either of these books please e-mail [email href=”email@example.com”]firstname.lastname@example.org[/email].
ATTEND THE CONSENSUS MEETINGS – We will be holding two Consensus Meetings; both will be on Thursday, October 13. One meeting will be during our regular topic meeting time and location, at 11:30 a.m., at the NewTV Conference Room, 23 Needham Street, Newton Highlands and will focus on the Common Core questions. The second meeting will be that evening at 7:00 p.m. in the Newton City Hall Cafeteria (basement level) and will focus on the Equity and Funding questions.
At our information meeting on October 3, we had handouts on both the Common Core Standards and Equity and Funding. If you were not able to attend that meeting, we are making them available for you here:
Common Core Standards Information
Equity and Funding Information
For your reference, we have also included the consensus questions in both Word and PDF formats:
The Role of the Federal Government in Public Education Consensus questions (Word)
The Role of the Federal Government in Public Education Consensus questions (PDF)
We hope you will get involved. If you plan to attend one of these meetings or would help us to encourage League attendance, please email Committee Co-Chairs Jo Corro and Lynn Scheller at: [email href=”email@example.com”]firstname.lastname@example.org[/email].