Community Forum: The Federal Role in Public Education Pre-K to Grade 12

. May 18, 2012.

Thursday, October 6, the public is invited to voice their opinions on the role the federal government plays in deciding how and what is taught in local schools. The League of Women Voters of the U.S. has done a new study about the many areas in public education, pre-K through grade 12, which are affected at the federal level. This community forum will discuss and address concerns about school budgets, teacher and student assessments as well as how the new criteria of standards (Common Core State Standards) will be used by the federal government. Included will be a panel discussion of professionals in all areas  of public education. 7-8:30pm. Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room, 343 S. Fifth Ave. 734-327-4200. www.aadl.org