“School Choice in Arizona: Privatization, Charter Schools, and Vouchers”
Saturday, June 9, 2018 (11:00AM – 12:30PM)
Joel D Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Avenue
“Join us for a FRANK Talk about school choice.
Arizona is one of the nation’s most “choice friendly” states regarding educational opportunities at the K-12 level.School choice is a term for K–12 public education options in the U.S. describing a wide array of programs offering students and their families alternatives to public schools, that students are usually assigned to based on where their family lives.
The legislature approved Arizona’s charter school law in 1994 and currently Arizona has over 540 charter schools with more than 180,000 students. Since then the expansion of charter schools and vouchers (often called educational savings accounts) is not without controversy. Does school choice improve school quality? Does school choice increase educational opportunity for all students? Has school choice fostered the privatization of education in the U.S.? Join us for a FRANK talk about the policy and practical implications of school choice.
This community conversation is facilitated by Dr. Angelina Castagno, Northern Arizona University, Educational Foundations.
FRANK Talks are sponsored by Arizona Humanities.
Posted in Carolyn Classen, Community, Education, Tucson
Tagged Angelina Castagno, Arizona Humanities, charter schools, Frank Talks, Joel D. Valdez Main Library, K-12 public education, privatization, school choice, vouchers
PROGRAM: “Where Are You From?”
TIME: 6-8:30 PM
DATE: Saturday, October 7th, 2017
WHERE: Tucson Chinese Cultural Center, 1288 W. River Rd.
Featuring Asian Pacific American Storytellers from around Tucson
** and special guest storytellers from Phoenix**Celebrating diversity and fighting stereotypes under the Autumn Moon
In collaboration with the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum – Arizona Chapter and the South Mountain Community College Storytelling Institute.
Light refreshments and mooncakes immediately following the conclusion of the program.
This event is free to the public.
“This event made possible in part by a grant from Arizona Humanities”
Carolyn’s note: There will be male and female storytellers from Chinese, East Indian, Vietnamese, Filipino, Japanese cultural backgrounds. “The festival will feature eight Asian/Pacific American storytellers from around Tucson, plus three from Phoenix, Claudia Kaercher, Cindi K-Harbottle, and Donna Cheung.” Moderated by Liz Warren and Kathy Nakagawa.
Meister des Hildegardis-Codex (Public Domain) | Wikimedia Commons)
Wed, Apr 26, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Himmel Park Library, 1035 North Treat Avenue, Tucson, AZ
“Throughout time, but especially in the Middle Ages, individuals have been graced with visions, i.e., personal experiences with God or other saintly beings. Since the twelfth century, European mystics (especially women) reported about out-of-body experiences in which their souls were graced with a direct, personal encounter with the Godhead, which granted them unique and unheard-of authority. This talk will explore the meaning/history of mysticism and present its salient features through music and images, reflecting on individuals such as Hildegard of Bingen or Catherine of Siena. This talk addresses both religious phenomena and also highlights unique aspects in women’s lives. Presented by Dr. Albrecht Classen and AZ Humanities.”
Carolyn’s note: My husband is a University Distinguished Professor at the Univerisity of Arizona and has been researching and writing on the Middle Ages for over 30 years. His website: http://aclassen.faculty.arizona.edu/
Posted in Carolyn Classen, Community, Tucson
Tagged "Early History of the Southwest Through the Eyes of German-Speaking Jesuit Missionaries: A Transcultural Experience in the Eighteenth Century", Albrecht Classen, Arizona, Arizona Humanities, early Sonora, Eusebio Kino, Friends of Pima County public library, German-speaking Jesuit Missionaries, Himmel Park branch library