The Future of Education in Kansas City
On Monday, I’ll be participating in a panel discussion on the Future of Education in Kansas City. This event is co-sponsored by the Federalist Society and the Show-Me Institute. Check out the details below and then come check out the event on Monday night.
Should your ZIP code determine your educational choices? Do charter schools improve academic outcomes? What do local public schools need to succeed? Should tax credit scholarships be used to help students attend private schools? Should residents in struggling public schools get to transfer to neighboring districts?
These topics and more will be explored as our panelists debate the future of education in and around Kansas City, Mo.
The panel will feature the following influencers in the local education landscape:
- James Shuls, Ph.D., distinguished fellow, Show-Me Institute, and Assistant Professor at University of Missouri–St. Louis
- Dr. Amy Hartsfield, member-at-large, School Board, Kansas City Public Schools
- Andrea Flinders, president, Kansas City Federation of Teachers, Local 691
- Douglas Thaman, Ed.D., executive director, Missouri Charter Public School Association
- John Murphy, public policy committee chair of the Missouri Catholic Conference
Admission is FREE, but please register so we can ensure there is enough seating. The event is scheduled from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 23, 2015, at the Kansas City Club, 918 Baltimore Ave., Kansas City, MO 64105.