POLICY PUB: "Florida Charter Schools: Not as Good, Or as Bad as Advertised"

Policy Pub is a recurring series of plain-language talks by faculty of the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy on issues that affect everyone, with a Q&A/dialogue session following the brief presentation. The series continues this spring with a virtual "Pubinar" format that allows participants to access the presentation and discussion from the comfort and safety of their own homes.

Professor of Political Science Carol Weissert, director of the Leroy Collins Institute (LCI) will discuss the findings of a recent LCI report that analyzes the trends in racial and economic diversity, accountability, innovation, and transparency of Florida's charter schools and the ways that oversight of charter schools can be improved and racial and economic diversity prioritized.

Weissert has been the LCI director since 2007 and is the LeRoy Collins Eminent Scholar Chair in the Department of Political Science.  Her research focuses on federalism and intergovernmental issues and state policy, particularly health policy. She was the 2016 Fulbright Distinguished Chair of American Government in Australia and is a fellow of The National Academy of Public Administration. 

Unlike Zoom meetings where every participant is visible to all others "in the room," the webinar format features a moderator and a presenter on screen, sharing visual materials related to the topic of the night. 

Attendees can submit questions or comments through a written chat option to interact with the facilitator, speaker and other attendees.


Dial-In Information

It is not necessary to have a Zoom account to participate. 

Use this link to register. You will receive a Zoom link to join the webinar after registering.

Tuesday, February 16 at 5:30pm to 6:30pm

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Lecture, Speakers & Lectures, Webinars, Free to the Public

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Colleges, College of Social Sciences and Public Policy, Social Sciences and Public Policy



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Rob Nixon

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