Christmas Seminar

August 12, 2022

The Christmas Seminar, Dec. 9-10 (attend one or both days) is filling up faster than expected with only 14 seats left for the luncheon. If you have not already done so, click HERE for tickets.

Friday — “No Name Tag” (free) convenes in the restaurant/bar area the Friday evening before the luncheon. Unstructured discussion with adjuncts, staff and members. Eric Schansberg will lead us on a thought experiment: “What would grocery stores look like if they were organized as are schools?” (Individual restaurant checks, 20 percent gratuity, Friday Dec. 9 in the Gatsby Room, drop in when you can, 2 p.m. until closing.)

Saturday — Luncheon Seminar (tickets only) Education Adrift: Failing Schools, Frustrated Parents.” The seminar will be led by Andrea Neal, author, teacher, journalist and former member of the Indiana State Board of Education. Gary Varvel, our brilliant cartoonist, will close the seminar by reviewing current events in his inimitable style.

In preparation for the weekend, the foundation has commissioned two papers, one by Maryann O. Keating, “A Survey of Indiana’s K-12 Education: Changing Patterns” and the other by Jeff Abbott, “Critical Race Theory 102.” The papers are published in the quarterly journal and have been added to the seminar reading list. (Saturday Dec. 10 in the Cloud Room; discussion beginning at 11 a.m. followed by lunch and presentation.) 

Note: Those staying over to Christmas shop in Indy should reserve their rooms at the Charley Creek Inn immediately. The hotel fills up for the holiday season. If you want to qualify for our block discount, be sure to register by phone. Charley Creek does not honor discounts for Internet registrations.


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