2017 Panel Discussion

Can Public Schools Thrive in the Changing Education Landscape?

The Unitarian Society of Ridgewood presented a panel discussion on Friday, March 24th to discuss national challenges to public education.

Marilyn Maney, Co-Chair of the Education Justice Committee at the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood.


Lauren Wells, Ph.D. Educator, researcher, community organizer, and consultant known for her comprehensive, systemic, and collaborative approaches to change in schools and communities, MA Teachers College, Columbia University, Ph.D. in Education from University of California, Los Angeles.


Stan Karp, Policy advocate Education Law Center, editor of Rethinking Schools, longtime Paterson teacher.


Julie Larrea-Borst, NJ BATS, Special Education Parent advocate, Public education advocate, organizer Save Our Schools NJ.


Rosie Grant, Paterson Education Fund Executive Director, children’s advocate, public school advocate.


Roberto Cabanas, Lead Organizer for New Jersey Communities United.


Q &A


Closing Remarks
Marilyn Maney


This Event was Presented By: The Education Justice Committee at the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood
Co-Sponsored by: The Central Unitarian Church Social Action Team