Wednesday, April 9, 2014

TONIGHT: Assembly Required — What Should The Role Of Charters Be In Nashville

Posted By on Wed, Apr 9, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Assembly Required, the Nashville Scene's public forum series on issues affecting the city, will hold its second event of the year at the Nashville Public Library Auditorium tonight at 6 p.m.

The topic: What should the role of charter schools be in Nashville?

The Nashville Scene will moderate a panel of three education experts:

Will Pinkston: An elected member of the Metropolitan Board of Public Education and a communications consultant, Pinkston served in the Bredesen administration and was instrumental in drafting Tennessee’s successful Race to the Top application for federal education funds.

Candice McQueen: Senior vice president and dean of the College of Education at Lipscomb University. McQueen is also the founding director of the Ayers Institute for Teacher Learning.

Natasha Kamrani: State director of Democrats for Education Reform. Kamrani is a charter advocate, former director of Teach for America and a former member of the Houston Independent School Board.

This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited based on capacity.

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