Calling All Connecticut Teachers! Evening Panel Discussion With WNPR

Feb 20, 2014

In the era of standardized testing and new evaluations, what's it like to be a teacher today?
Credit Chion Wolf / WNPR

Here's the problem with covering education issues on Where We Live: We broadcast live at 9:00 am on weekdays. If you're a middle school or high school teacher, you might know that time as second or third period.

Our discussions on education frequently lack one key voice: teachers. On February 25, we fix that. Join us for an evening panel discussion in WNPR's building. 

Liz Natale joins us, a West Hartford teacher who wrote a popular op-ed for The Hartford Courant in January called, "Why I Want To Give Up Teaching."

Ebony Murphy-Root will also be on the panel. She is a lifelong Nutmegger and middle school humanities teacher on the faculty of a private school in New York City. She's owned a home in Hartford since 2008 and has taught in the capital city. She recently wrote for EduShyster.com, "'Did You Grow Up Around Black People?' My Year Working for 'America's Most Trusted Educator.'"

David Low teaches aquaculture technology and mathematics at The Sound School in New Haven and vice president of high schools for the New Haven Federation of Teachers. In 2012, he was named the New Haven Public Schools' teacher of the year.

David Bosso is a social studies teacher at Berlin High School and he was named the 2012 Connecticut Teacher of the Year. He has written several op-eds, including one on the role of teachers in the Sandy Hook shooting.

What's it like to be a Connecticut educator in 2014?

How do teachers think we can make schools better?

We want you to join us, too. The event is free, but please email Tucker Ives (tives@wnpr.org) to let him know if you plan to attend. There is plenty of parking available behind the building.

WHEN: February 25, 2014, 6:30 pm

WHERE: CPBN's Learning Lab, 1049 Asylum Avenue in Hartford, 4th floor

Can't make it? Follow us on Twitter at @wherewelive and join the conversation as it happens. 

The show will also be recorded for later broadcast on WNPR's Where We Live.