Ask Your Question to Duncan, King and Walcott!

Monday, May 14, 2012
UPDATE: We have reached our deadline for accepting questions. We thank everyone for their suggestions, and we will work with our moderator to incorporate them into our panel discussion with Secretary Duncan, Commissioner King and Chancellor Walcott.
For the first time ever in a public setting, Philanthropy New York is bringing together U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, New York State Education Commissioner John B. King and New York City Chancellor Dennis Walcott for a discussion about the intersections of national, state and local reform and the role that philanthropy can play. This panel discussion will be the centerpiece of Philanthropy New York’s 33rd Annual Meeting on June 4, 2012 (#PNYmeet).
WNYC’s education correspondent Beth Fertig will moderate the session and we want you to join us in developing the questions for the panel!
Beth Fertig is welcoming submissions from Philanthropy New York members on what and how questions should be asked. This is the rough territory we have suggested should be explored:
  • What does it really mean to be college/career-ready in the 21st century?
  • What have we learned about what it takes to transform schools that don’t work into ones that do?
  • What do we need to do to build a great teaching workforce and build the capacity of those already in the profession?
  • How can school systems communicate the new Common Core Standards and engage communities in their implementation?
We wish that we had a whole day with these remarkable education leaders, but we only have one hour. So the questions we ask must be focused and insightfully constructed. Are there topics other than those above that you think are crucial to ask these leaders? How exactly should we frame the questions on the topics above?
If other topics seem to have a great deal of demand and interest, we will make sure the panel addresses them.
Give us your questions in the comments submission box below by Tuesday, May 29th. Can’t wait to hear what you have to say!
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