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JULY 28 FORUM: RED TAPE IN SCHOOLS

28 Jul

WHEN:

28 Jul 12:00 pm - 01 Jan 1:00 pm

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COMMON GOOD

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JULY 28 FORUM: RED TAPE IN SCHOOLS

WHAT: The bipartisan Campaign for Common Good held a Zoom forum on Tuesday, July 28, to explore overhaul of school bureaucracy.

Educators today are crushed by accumulated red tape, diverting time and resources and causing a plague of burnout. Yet success in the classroom hinges on the skill, caring, and personality of each teacher.

Local and individual responsibility must become a guiding principle for organizing schools. COVID-19 only underscores the need for adaptability in schools.

The forum explored how simplified systems will enhance morale and effectiveness. It discussed the Campaign’s proposed plank on education: “Purge School Bureaucracy to Unleash the Human Spirit.”

WHO: The forum featured the following panel members:

  • Maddie Fennell, Executive Director, Nebraska State Education Association
  • Rick Hess, Resident Scholar and Director, Education Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute
  • Paul Hill, Founder, Center on Reinventing Public Education; Research Professor, University of Washington Bothell
  • Janet Horton, Partner, Thompson & Horton LLP
  • David Osborne, Director, Reinventing America’s Schools Project, Progressive Policy Institute; Co-Author, Reinventing Government
  • Chris Stewart, CEO, brightbeam
  • Philip K. Howard (Moderator), Chair, Common Good

WHEN: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 Noon to 1:00 pm (EDT)

WHERE: A recording is available here.

The Campaign for Common Good is a bipartisan initiative to overhaul legacy bureaucracies. More information on the Campaign is available at www.commongood.org. The Founder and Chair of Common Good is Philip K. Howard, a lawyer and author, most recently, of Try Common Sense (W. W. Norton, 2019). To speak with Philip Howard, contact Emma McKinstry at emckinstry@highimpactpartnering.com.

Online registration is not available for this event.