Nov. 7, 2015
Matt Ellenwood talked about the Obama adminstration’s guidance letter on how race, socioeconomics and other factors could be used as factors in student assignment. Tom Tate talked about how school board members want more people talking about the decisions ahead on student assignment and a new superintendent. And Roslyn Micklelson laid out may of the research findings that prompt many communities to create diverse, robust education environments for all their children.
The talks began with 10-minute presentations. After those presentations, each speaker got another five minutes, to explore matters raised by other speakers or to continue their first presentation. Then a number of questions were taken from the floor.
The presentations, at the YWCA on Park Road in Charlotte, was sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Charlotte-Mecklenburg. It drew about 65 participants on a rainy Saturday morning. Each participant received a packet of information that included material from the League, about Mickelson’s latest book and a number of pages of general information taken from the CMS website.
Below are five videos from the presentations and Q&A.