Author Robert Ferris to Present
“Flood of Conflict: The New Orleans Free School Story”
If you are interested in quality education for all, equitable education funding, high-stakes testing, and the creation of small public community schools, please attend Robert M. Ferris’ presentation of his book “Flood of Conflict: The New Orleans Free School Story.” Ferris will discuss many vital education equity issues and will answer audience questions from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16, at the Slidell Branch Library, 555 Robert Blvd., Slidell.
Ferris spent 34 years at the New Orleans Free School. He helped start and administer the school beginning in January 1971 and then became principal in 1982. He remained principal until 2005 when Hurricane Katrina closed the school’s doors forever. Ferris holds both a Master of Science in Education degree and a Doctor of Education degree.
Ferris states, “If the United States is ever to achieve fairness and justice for all . . . we must spend our public education dollars equitably so that every child regardless of zip code will receive an equal and quality education.”
The event is free and open to the public although registration is recommended. Mr. Ferris will sign and sell his book after the presentation. Light refreshments will be available. Seating space is limited to adults. Please stop by or call the Slidell Branch, 985-646-6470, to register or register online at register.stpl.us/evanced/lib/eventcalendar.asp.
Last updated 6/27/2013
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