The League of Women Voters is sponsoring two programs this month: One on charter schools and the other addressing accountability in education.
The Livingston chapter of the League of Women Voters is sponsoring a debate on Wednesday, Sept. 21, “Charter Schools and Traditional Public Schools: Can They Co-Exist?”
The program will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Senior/Community Center at 204 Hillside Ave., Livingston. Speakers will include Julia Sass Rubin of Save Our Schools and Carlos Perez of the New Jersey Charter Schools Association. For additional information, call (973) 994-1935.
And on Saturday, Sept. 24, The New Jersey League of Women Voters will feature education issues in its 2011 Fall Forum, a daylong program that will be held at the PSE&G Training Center at 234 Pierson Ave. in Edison. The forum, titled “Education: Accountability in a New Landscape,” features a panel discussion moderated by John Mooney, founding editor of NJSpotlight.com. Panelists will include Dr. Rosemary Knab, associate director of NJEA Research and Economic Services; Dr. Brian Osborne, superintendent of the South Orange-Maplewood School District; Dr. Julia Sass Rubin, a founding member of Save Our Schools NJ; and Dr. Alan R. Sadovnik, associate director of the Institute on Education Law and Policy at Rutgers University. Chris Cerf, acting commissioner of education for New Jersey, has also been invited.
For registration information, go online to the 2011 Fall Forum web page.