Southeastern to host panel discussion on educational policy


Thursday, April 12, 2018 
by: Tonya Lowentritt 


     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s College of Education and Department of Educational Leadership and Technology are hosting a community-wide panel discussion on educational policy in a two-part series titled “Creating a Marketplace of Ideas.”
     The discussions are scheduled April 23 and April 30 at 5 p.m. in the CATE Building, room 1022, and are free and open to the public. The discussion on April 23 will focus on educational policy in higher education, while the April 30 discussion will focus on Pre-K – 12 educational policy.
     Southeastern Assistant Professor of Educational Research John W. Hatcher III and a team of doctoral candidates in Educational Leadership and Technology will lead the discussions. The panels consist of local school board members and officials, principals, community leaders, students, Southeastern administrators and other educational stakeholders.
     “Creating a Marketplace of Ideas is a community-wide discussion focused on topics in education related to equity, high academic standards and accountability,” Hatcher said. “The mini series is designed to engage in appropriate intellectual discourse around relevant topics in educational policy.”
     Hatcher said the doctoral candidates have debated such topics as transgender students in schools, teachers with guns, and DACA.
     “We are now bringing the discussion to an open forum to begin the courageous conversations that will move our system of education forward, so that all students have appropriate opportunities for success,” he said.
     For more information, contact the Hatcher at 985-549-5713.

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