Hold one conversation at a time Participate Respect all comments and opinions Stay on time with the agenda Be tough on the issues, not on each other
What should be the purposes of public education?
Purpose: The public schools should prepare students for citizenship. Measure: Percentage of high school students who practice good citizenship.
Purpose: The public schools should improve the college-going rate. Measure: Percentage of high school graduates who go on to attend colleges and universities.
How can we know if these purposes are being achieved?
Keep and strengthen something Example: Increase parental reinforcement of classroom lessons. Get rid of something Example: Eliminate driver education in this community. Add something Example: Establish a co-op program.
What changes need to be made to achieve these purposes?