BADGER FORUM THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3 | 12 to 1PM
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LOCAL CONTROL OF SCHOOLS:
Who really makes the decisions?
Politicians, educational advocates, parents, and community members repeatedly call for local control of education. But what does that mean in practice? Whether there is any local control, how much the state has infringed upon locally based decision making, and benefits or detriments of local control are the focus of the next Badger Forum on November 3.
The phrase “local control” in discussion of our public schools references influence over curriculum selection, staff training, district policies and procedures, and local response to state mandates, rules, and laws. The discussion is often expanded to include alternatives to public schools, vouchers, charter schools, and private schools.
When considering local control and decision making, many factors come into play. Who makes educational decisions for the larger community and why? Should that dynamic change and would changing it impact our communities for better or worse?
Join us as our panelists not only discuss what local control of education looks like in state law, but what it looks like in practice.
MORE TO COME THIS YEAR:
- November 17: Election 2022 with Analyst and Author Peter Wehner
- December 8: Ranked Choice Voting
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