UFT Participates in First Deborah Meier Institute Symposium

BY MICAH LANDAU
UFT President Michael Mulgrew will take part in a panel discussion titled “NYC Schools in the Age of Mayoral Control: How do we take our schools back?” at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 17. The panel is part of the First Annual Symposium of the Deborah Meier Institute, a day-long event featuring school-led workshops and presentations centered on remapping progressive education.

Mulgrew will be joined by Juan Gonzalez, columnist for the New York Daily News, and Pedro Noguera, professor at the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. The panel will attempt to answer a wide range of questions on subjects including accountability, policy-making, and what “good” teachers and “good” schools look like.

During the afternoon, UFT Vice President Leo Casey will co-lead a workshop on the role of charter schools in progressive education with Suzanne Eckes, Associate Professor in Education Leadership and Policy Studies at Indiana University.

Pre-registration is available through April 12 at the Deborah Meier Institute’s website.

This article originally appeared on UFT.org on May 6th, 2010, visit the website for the full article.