Friday, September 24, 2010

Don't Forget! Informal Forum Today


What is the 21st Century Mission for Our Public Schools?
September 24, 2010, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Russell Library Auditorium, UGA

Russell Forum for Civic Life in Georgia, a civic engagement program of the Russell Library hosts community deliberative forums on a monthly basis to explore challenging public issues in a deliberative, civil way.

About this month’s forum on public education…

This month’s informal forum discussion asks us to consider what the 21st century mission of public schools should be. From the very start, Americans have held widely divergent views on issues related to public schools. Many of these have to do with the methods by which we achieve an educated society. Key questions related to this issue include:

• How do we ensure that our schools are accessible to all children?
• By what means do we hold students accountable for learning and schools accountable for
teaching them?
• What is the role of families in the education of their children?
• What is the responsibility of schools in addressing social issues that affect their students?
• What is the most efficient and fair way to fund public education?

More information
For more information about this forum, please contact Jill Severn at 706-542-5766 or For more information about Russell Forum for Civic Life in Georgia, visit

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