WNYC’s Brian Lehrer hosts a Community Forum about public education,with Nancy Solomon, Managing Editor of New Jersey Public Radio (NJPR) and John Mooney of NJ Spotlight. Special guests include Newark Mayor Cory Booker and Schools Superintendent Cami Anderson. Presented by WNYC in partnership with New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC).
Join the national conversation about how to improve urban public schools. This Forum will pose the tough questions facing New Jersey’s largest district and search for answers. Are charter schools the best hope for inner cities? Has the infusion of large private donations helped Newark schools? What are the implications of New Jersey’s new teacher tenure rules?
Guests include: Mashea Ashton - CEO of Newark Charter School Fund; Erskine Glover - Principal of Quitman Street School; Michael Dixon - 20+ year veteran teacher at Ivy Hill Elementary School and VP of union; Sharon Smith - Parent activist and mother of 4 Newark public school students.
Guests will be seated on a first-come first-served basis