WFAE Public Conversation – community forum: “How Should We Grade Our Teachers?”

When: Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011; 7:00p.m. – 8:30p.m.

Where: Northwest School of the Arts

Format: WFAE moderator + community panelists w/audience participation

Moderator: Lisa Miller, WFAE


  • Larry Bosc, Teacher, East Mecklenburg High School, and CTI Fellow in “Exploring Big Questions” Seminar
  • Scott Gartlan, Executive Director, Charlotte Teachers Institute
  • Dan Habrat, Chief Human Resources Officer, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

Program overview: This forum will explore the issue of how schools in Charlotte should determine teacher effectiveness and pay. The discussion will outline traditional methods and recent trends in evaluating and compensating teachers, both locally and nationally. The forum will specifically address the concept of performance-based compensation and will focus on evolving strategies in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools regarding teacher pay and effectiveness.

WFAE’s ongoing series of Public Conversations forums is designed to convene Charlotte-area residents for discussion of timely and relevant topics. The goal is to create comfortable settings that encourage a stimulating and enlightening exchange of ideas. By organizing these Public Conversations forums, WFAE intends to serve as a catalyst for community dialogue.

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