The Rising Tide Conference is an annual gathering for all who wish to learn more and do more to assist New Orleans' recovery. Leveraging the power of bloggers and new media, the conference is a launch pad for organization and action. Our day-long program of speakers and presentations is tailored to inform, entertain, enrage and inspire.
For the last 10 years, New Orleans has played the blame game in education.
have shamed the past to argue for change. In return, reform has been
charged with destroying public education for future children. The
aftermath of Katrina should have incited passions. However, everyone
seems to have profited from the debate except for public school
families—the people who need more than just words.
arguments have concretized into an immovable tableau that gets in the
way of both justice and progress. Pointing fingers to say who did what to who doesn’t solve problems. Progress forces us to ask where do we go from here.
This session will ask participants where should New Orleans education head in the next 10 years.
Moderator: Andre Perry, Columnist
Amanda Aiken, Principal of Crocker Elementary
Sharon Clark, Principal of Sophie B. Wright Charter School
Karran Harper Royal, Parent Advocate
Jamar MckNeely, CEO of the Inspire Network
Dana Peterson, Deputy Superintendent, Recovery School District
Lamont Douglass, Parent and PTA Member at Wilson Elementary
The Education panel will begin at 3:00 pm in the UC ballroom.