Tue, Mar 15|
Meridian Hills Country Club
Upheavals in Schools Across America: Is this a Great Awakening?
Nationwide, parents of school children are rebelling, over everything from the sudden infiltration of woke ideologies to school mask mandates. Visiting panelists, Dr. Mark Bauerlein, Dr. Richard Brake, & Paul Rossi, will discuss what this mean for the future trajectory of K-12 Education?
Time & Location
Mar 15, 2022, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Meridian Hills Country Club, 7099 Spring Mill Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46260, USA
About the Event
Join us as we welcome Dr. Mark Bauerlein, Paul Rossi, and Dr. Richard Brake to the city of Indianapolis for an in-depth, panel discussion on how the nationwide discord in America's schools, both public and private, will affect the educational landscape. Is this a pivotal moment in education? Will the promises of school choice be realized? Or will powerful, third-party entities within the $863 billion a year, K-12 education industry, along with government edicts, determine the tide of what's taught in America's classrooms?
Dr. Mark Bauerlein is an editor at First Things and professor emeritus of English at Emory University. He previously served as director of the Office of Research and Analysis at the National Endowment for the Arts. Mark was an English language arts (ELA) advisor in the development of Florida’s new K-12 education standards, the “Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking (BEST).” The BEST standards replaced the disastrous Common Core and were dubbed by the Independent Institute as “the strongest in ELA currently in use in the United States.” Mark is the author of several books, including The Pragmatic Mind: Explorations in the Psychology of Belief (1997); Literary Criticism: An Autopsy (1997); and The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future (2008) as well as its sequel, The Dumbest Generation Grows Up: From Stupefied Youth to Dangerous Adults (2022). Mark hosts The Conversation podcast at www.firstthings.com.
Dr. Richard Brake is an Indianapolis native who hold an undergraduate degree in American history from Georgetown University, and graduate degrees in American politics from the University of Virginia and Temple University, where he taught political science for seven years. In 2018, after a long stint of working for public policy organizations, he followed his passion for education and began serving as the principal at St. Michael Academy, a Catholic, classical high school in northern Michigan that is part of the Chesterton Schools network.
Paul Rossi gained national attention when, as a math teacher at an elite private school in Manhattan, his essay “I Refuse to Stand By While My Students Are Indoctrinated” was published on Bari Weiss’s substack and, subsequently, in the NewYork Post. Paul’s work has detailed how critical race theory becomes orthodoxy in private schools and the role of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) in propagating such radical ideologies. It has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Post, and Legal Insurrection.