The Great Conversation Mini Series

The Great Conversation
Posted on 01/14/2020
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The Great Conversation

The Bozeman Public School District is excited to offer our entire community a special educational opportunity. Beginning on January 14, the public will have free access to an informative, entertaining video series called, The Great Conversation™. Viewers will gain a better understanding of public education’s success, how our schools have changed over time, and the benefits we all enjoy when we work together to increase student achievement. This series will be posted on the district’s website, https://www.bsd7.org/teaching_and_learning/the_great_conversation_mini_series , and can be watched on any smartphone, tablet, or computer from the comfort of home.

The Great Conversation™ is hosted by Jamie Vollmer. Once a harsh critic, this former businessman and attorney has become an award-winning champion of America’s public schools.

"Your schools," said Vollmer, "are teaching more students, in more subjects, to higher levels than ever before. It’s a remarkable achievement and they should be praised every day. Over the last thirty years, however, I’ve watched with rising alarm as the challenge our teachers face has changed. For decades, the mandate was relatively straightforward: ‘Teach my children.’ Now, it’s become, ‘RAISE MY KIDS!’ Public schools are being asked to educate the most diverse, distracted, demanding generation of students the world has ever seen. These people need all the support they can get."

Clear, compelling, sometimes funny, The Great Conversation™ video series makes the case that, "in the ‘knowledge age,’ everyone has a vested interest in increasing student achievement - we all have skin in this game - whether or not we have children in school."

We hope you join us and enjoy this remarkable series.

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