Week Six :: August 1–8

Week Six Theme :: Rebuilding Public Education

In this week we take a comprehensive view of the cradle-to-college pipeline and look beyond the 2020 election to ask how we build more integrated and equitable public schools and best prepare our children for careers and as citizens in a rapidly changing world.

  • With a growing shortage of credentialed teachers, how do we recruit and keep the next generation of educators?
  • How do we navigate what has become one of the most contentious debates in education today and evaluate the impact of charter schools and vouchers in American communities?
  • What does the recent college admissions cheating scandal tell us about how parents, students and society-at-large view the purpose of secondary education?
10:45 a.m. Lectures

Chautauqua Lecture Series (Morning Lectures)

10:45 a.m., Monday-Friday, Amphitheater

Ideas and opinions are exchanged in an open, challenging atmosphere, and Chautauqua's knowledgeable audiences have the opportunity to participate in question-and-answer sessions at the conclusion of the lectures.


  • Monday, August 03, 2020 | 10:45am

    Sir Ken Robinson

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    Sir Ken Robinson is an internationally recognized leader in the development of education, creativity and innovation. He opens Chautauqua’s week on “Rebuilding Public Education” with a sweeping look at the state of education in the United States.


    Location: Amphitheater


  • Tuesday, August 04, 2020 | 10:45am

    Zaretta Hammond

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    Zaretta Hammond is a former classroom English teacher who has been doing instructional design, school coaching, and professional development around the issues of equity, literacy, and culturally responsive teaching for nearly two decades.

    Location: Amphitheater


  • Wednesday, August 05, 2020 | 10:45am

    Jeb Bush

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    Jeb Bush was the 43rd governor of the State of Florida, serving from 1999 through 2007. He was the third Republican elected to the state’s highest office and the first Republican in the state’s history to be reelected.

    Location: Amphitheater


  • Friday, August 07, 2020 | 10:45am

    Carey M. Wright

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    Carey M. Wright has served as State Superintendent of Education for Mississippi since 2013. Under her leadership, Mississippi has initiated aggressive education reforms that have resulted in unprecedented academic success and rising student achievement.

    Location: Amphitheater