Pub Dialogues: Session 1.1

Posted by Jason Gladfelter, M.A. on March 06, 2012  /   Posted in Pub Dialogues

The second session of The Pub Dialogues series was held at Vine Street Pub on March 20th, 2012 (the first day of Spring!), from 6-9pm, in the annex room (Harry’s).

For this session we selected the topic “The State of Education“.  On the presidential campaign trail the phrase ‘education reform’ has been uttered quite a bit.  Not much, however, has been discussed to clarify the term, what sort of reform, or even why reform seems necessary. We thought about “education reform” for this session’s topic, however we felt that this is too directive–to talk only about reform when, perhaps, some people may not agree with reform and have other thoughts concerning education.  To be sure, reform was certainly open to conversation in this session, we just wished not to force it.

The State of Education

We had a great time at Vine Street. People discussed topics within education from testing/exam philosophies and approaches, to school funding, to differences between standardization and standardized .  At the end of the formal session attendees were open to mingle and socialize, making new friends and continuing the discussions from the smaller groups.

On tap were many delicious beers and Mountain Sun’s famous Hop Vivant Imperial IPA made an appearance.

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