Let’s move beyond the pro-con charter schools issue. They are public/private enterprises – continually a political football, yes, but responding to communities nonetheless. How well are they serving our children’s educational needs? How equitable is their administration? Their accountability? How well are they serving the public interest? Do recent Voucher issues add to the confusion?
An expert panel and moderator will seek to confront the issues.
Henry A. Rose, Director, Fla Consortium of Public Charter Schools; Chair, Parents for Charter Schools
Henry Rose has long been an advocate of both public education and public charter schools
Hon. Josh Levy, Mayor, Hollywood. Florida
Mayor Levy is committed to helping to improve public schools and stimulate economic growth and job creation. At the same time, he is a parent of charter school children, and works to improve the quality of education provided by all our schools.
Leslie Brown, Chief Portfolio Services Officer, Broward County Public Schools
With 30 years of service in Broward schools, Brown now leads the district’s work on school choice, innovative programs, athletics, class-size reduction, school boundaries and facilities management.
Maureen Dinnen, Education activist
Ms. Dinnen, 35-year teacher in the Broward Schools and Broward College, former president of Florida Educators Association and the Community College Senate Presidents, served on the Broward School Board from 2004 to 2012. A veteran advocate for education, Maureen currently serves on the Ft. Lauderdale Educational Advisory Board and as the Scholarship Chair for the Broward Woman’s Alliance.