August 12, 2014
"Public Education is a miracle. And this is its most hopeful time."
Conventional wisdom suggests the quote is wrong, but JAMIE VOLLMER is known for shattering conventional wisdom.
A former corporate president and harsh critic of most forms of public education, he has since used research and insight to become one of the most articulate advocates for students, teachers and communities. He cajoles, consults and leads businesses and schools to engage in “The Great Conversation,” his statistics-based blueprint for the transformation of our children’s education. And communities across the country are doing just that… working together to remove barriers to the success of current and future generations.
Muscogee County School District Superintendent David Lewis is a longtime supporter of Mr. Vollmer. “He has served as both inspiration and guide to communities across the country grappling with the increasing burdens placed on our educational system,” says Superintendent Lewis. “In a time when many seem ready to dismiss the importance of public schools, Mr. Vollmer provides a workable blueprint for communities to exploit constituent and commercial support for the good of all – not just the students, parents, teachers but all citizens and organizations.”
Join Superintendent Lewis and the community for an evening of humor, perspective and motivation to start and continue “The Great Conversation.” JAMIE VOLLMER will inspire us to innovate and support education worthy of our community and its bright future.
The public presentation will be held at 7:00pm on TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2014. This free event will be held in the G.W. CARVER HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM, located at 3100 8th STREET in Columbus.
Copies of Mr. Vollmer's book SCHOOLS CANNOT DO IT ALONE will be available for sale via cash or credit card. Mr. Vollmer will be happy to sign copies after the event.
For more information on the event, please contact the Chattahoochee Valley Libraries (706) 243-2669, MidTown, Inc. (706) 494-1663 or the Muscogee County School District Department of Communications, (706) 748-2034.
This program was made possible by a grant from the Knight Fund at the Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley, Inc.