ND Forum Panelists Probe School Challenges

October 03, 2011William Schmitt

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The ND Forum panel discussion, "The Conversation: Developing the Schools Our Children Deserve," took place Sept. 28. Leading voices in K-12 education offered prescriptions for reforming K-12 schools, as The Observer and The South Bend Tribune reported.

Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., President of Notre Dame (right), welcomed participants from left to right, Professor David Campbell, Juan Rangel, CEO for the United Neighborhood Organization, Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO, Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas and Wendy Kopp, CEO and founder of Teach For America and Rev. Timothy R. Scully, C.S.C., at the opening of their discussion titled, “The Conversation: Developing the Schools Our Children Deserve” part of the 2011-12 Notre Dame Forum at the Leighton Concert Hall.

See Notre Dame's preview of the discussion and description of the year-long ND Forum exploration of "Reimagining School."

Two days earlier, on Sept. 26, Notre Dame welcomed former Florida governor and education reformer Jeb Bush for a talk entitled, "The Architect: Radical Education Reform for the 21st Century." He proposed new ideas and steps that Notre Dame could take, as reported in The Observer.