Time to Prioritize from Duval (Fla.) 'Kitchen Table' Education Talks

Monday, October 29, 2012

After spending a year facilitating roughly 160 conversations on how to improve public education in Duval County, the Jacksonville Public Education Fund is now asking the community to prioritize the themes that emerged from those talks.

About 1,600 people participated in “kitchen-table” education discussions in all parts of the community, resulting in 3,900 hours of conversation.

Trey Csar, president of the education fund, said the themes were consistent regardless of which side of town a conversation took place. The notes from the conversations are the starting point to developing a community-wide agreement on priorities and goals for public education.

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