Schools Cannot Do It Alone
Confronting the threats to public education.
A Presentation by Jamie Vollmer, nationally acclaimed public school advocate
Based on his twenty years of working with school districts across the country, Jamie Vollmer will argue that we are at a pivotal point in our history. Public education is under attack as never before. Bashing public schools has become a blood sport—a dangerous game in which sensational headlines publicize half-truths, statistics are used out of context, and test results are reported in the worst possible light.
Schools Cannot Do It Alone confronts the threats to public education, and presents a practical, doable plan to increase student success. Vollmer’s community-based program, called “The Great Conversation,” provides step-by-step instructions to tackle the major obstacles to school improvement