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Presidential Advisory Commission Meeting Agenda

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
June 20, 2002

Educator Working Group
Radisson Hotel Milwaukee Airport
Milwaukee, WI

Thursday, June 20, 2002

 8:30 AM

Welcome and Opening Statements
Chris Barbic, Educator Working Group Chair

Approval of Minutes
Chris Barbic, Chair

 9:00 AM

Interim Report Development
Chair or Designee

a) Policy Area 1: Role of Educator

i) With students
  1. The Role of High Expectations and Student Achievement
  2. Developing personal relationships between teacher and student
  3. Increased Accessibility
  4. Concrete Standards/ Set Curriculum

ii) With administrators/counselors/colleagues
  1. Improving communication within school system
  2. Teacher recruitment and retention
  3. Maximizing Funding

iii) With parents
  1. Making parental involvement a priority
  2. Teacher's Increased Accessibility to Parents and Students
  3. Adult Education Opportunities

10:00 AM


10:15 AM

b) Policy Area 2: Professional Development

i) Educational background of teacher is relevant
ii) Understanding Hispanic culture and building community ties
iii) Continuing Education

11:15 AM

c) Policy Area 3: Community Respect for teachers

12:00 PM


12:15 PM

Working Lunch
Chris Barbic, Chair

d) Policy Area 4: Post-Secondary Education

 1:15 PM

Expert Testimony

Sherry Street, Project Director
American Education Reform Council

Alvaro Garcia-Velez, President
Notre Dame Middle School for Girls (Milwaukee)

 2:15 PM


 2:30 PM

Interim Report Development
Chair or Designee

e) Policy Area 5: Demand for Quality Teachers

 3:15 PM

Review Final Decision of Committee
Chris Barbic, Chair

 4:15 PM

Meeting Adjourns

White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans
The White House White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans