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Tuesday, October 25 • 10:15am - 11:15am
Keynote: Welcome to The Great Conversation: Increasing Public Support for America’s Public Schools. LIMITED

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Building on the themes presented in his book, School Cannot Do It Alone, Jamie makes the case that this is public education’s most hopeful time. He acknowledges the threats arising from multiplying mandates, shifting demographics, media hype, and a changing economy. But he demonstrates how all districts can marshal the tremendous resources at their disposal to initiate a conversation that produces the Four Prerequisites of Progress: community understanding, trust, permission to change, and support. This presentation includes the popular "Blueberry Story" and a discussion of the mental affliction "Nostesia" – a disease comprised of 50% nostalgia, 50% amnesia, which prevents Americans from appreciating the achievements of their local schools.



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Jamie Vollmer

Jamie Vollmer is an award-winning champion of public education, and the author of the highly acclaimed book, Schools Cannot Do It Alone.  He has spent the last twenty years working with school districts, education associations, foundations, and chambers of commerce across the nation... Read More →

Tuesday October 25, 2011 10:15am - 11:15am EDT
The TD Bank Theatre Hall D

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