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 firstname.lastname@example.org.