In recent months, the RMA has heard from the president of Norwalk Community College, the principal of Western Junior High School and the headmaster of Greenwich High School on the challenges and opportunities of delivering an educational product to their students.
On May 4 Dr. Ernest Fleishman will address the overarching strategies and problems facing the American educational system.
Given what resources we have, how do we optimize the product? Base teachers’ salaries on their students’ test results? More of the three R’s? Core Curriculum? STEM? Begin the educational process earlier? Fund community colleges or trade schools for all?
Dr. Fleishman has been in education for several decades, as a Superintendent of Schools in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and in Greenwich – the latter from 1976 until 1989.
He was a well-respected superintendent here, with student test results steadily rising. In 1989, he became the senior vice president of the Scholastic Corporation (surely everyone remembers Senior Scholastic Magazine from their childhood). His professional responsibilities have included running literacy institutes around the country for leaders of school systems that are trying to improve learning, often in large urban areas.
The Greenwich Retired Men’s Association offers a free program every Wednesday that is open to the public, both men and women; no reservations are required. Our social break starts at 10:40AM followed promptly by our speaker at 11:00 am.