Our 2021 conference — Impact of Privatizing Public Schools — was held on October 9 via Zoom.
View the recording.
Ticket holders received access to the recording via email.
See Conference resources below.
Dr. Noliwe Rooks, Department Head of Africana Studies at Brown University, is the founding director of the Segrenomics Lab. Rooks spoke on research included in her current book, in which she coined the term “segrenomics,” Cutting School: Privatization, Segregation, and the End of Public Education.
Dr. Carol Burris, Executive Director of the Network for Public Education (NPE), is a retried principal and middle and high school level educator. Dr. Burris presented her research findings about NC Charter schools detailed in her recent report: Chartered for Profit: The Hidden World of Charter Schools Operated for Financial Gain.
Ricky Hurtado, a new member of the NC House of Representatives, is an educator and co-founder of LatinxEd. He discussed the challenges that educators face in the classroom, the funding needs of our public schools, and legislative bills that impact public education’s teachers, students, and families.
Jane Wettach, a Duke Law School professor, teaches Education Law and directs the Children’s Law Clinic. We had a special program with Jane where she discussed her 2020 study on NC school vouchers that examines how NC’s voucher program is impacting public education.
2021 Conference Resources
North Carolina’s Path Towards Privatization Timeline (click image to enlarge)
2019 Conference Recap
To celebrate 10 years of advocacy for public schools, we held a conference to explore the impact of privatization on our public schools. If you missed the conference, you can view the recordings.
2019 Conference Panels
View from the Classroom (Angie Scioli, Justin Parmenter, Tamika Walker Kelly, Stu Egan)
View from the School Board (Carol Sawyer, Malishai Woodbury, Christine Kushner)
View from the Research (Richard Kahlenberg, Kris Nordstrom, Erika Wilson)
Conference Follow-Up Webinars
A Conversation w/ Carol Sawyer (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education)
A Conversation w/ Christine Kushner (Wake County Board of Education)
A Conversation w/ Malishai Woodbury (Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education)
A Conversation w/ Tamika Walker Kelly (Cumberland County Teacher)
A Conversation w/ Natalie Beyer (Durham County Board of Education)
A Conversation w/ Rob Schofield (NC Justice Center)
A Conversation w/ Angie Scioli (Wake Co. High School Teacher)
A Conversation w/ Justin Parmenter (Charlotte Mecklenburg Middle School Teacher)
A Conversation w/Kris Nordstrom (NC Justice Center)
A Conversation w/Stu Egan (Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Teacher)
A Conversation w/Richard Kahlenberg (The Century Foundation)
A Conversation w/Erika Wilson (UNC Law Professor)