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A Nation Still At Risk? Education Reform & Democracy

  • The Gallery at Villageworks 525 Massachusetts Avenue Acton, MA, 01720 United States (map)

35 years after the government report  A Nation At Risk sounded an alarm about our schools and the future of our society, there are still deep concerns about the level of education attained by our students and what that means for our democracy, which has itself come under scrutiny during these times of intense emotion around politics and elections.  Acton Coffee House will contribute to the conversation with a panel that includes:

Mike Capuano, U.S. Representative, 7th District

Jamie Eldridge, Mass. State Senator, Middlesex and Worcester District

Phil George, English Teacher, Framingham High School

Sarah Cannon Holden, Lincoln Town Moderator, Lawyer, former School Committee member

Cecilia Hylton, Communications Associate, Barr Foundation

Colleen Meaney, Director, Theodore R. Sizer Teachers’ Center 

Hal Salzman, Professor of Planning and Public Policy, Edward J. Bloustein School, Rutgers U.

Andrew Shen, Principal, R.J.Grey Junior High, Acton

Arthur Unobskey, Superintendent, Wayland Public Schools

Earlier Event: February 23
Boston Comedy Night in The Gallery
Later Event: March 10
Art Reception for Jeri Kim