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Wednesday, November 20 • 9:30am - 12:00pm
Paddling Upstream in a Public School Canoe

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The truth is that public schools are better than they have ever been— so why the national negativity surrounding them? Why do so many from the State House to the White House, feel justified in criticizing public schools? Most of these representatives are caring, patriotic, well-meaning individuals who strangely, when assembled, become negative about public schools. What drives this misguided malady? In this presentation Dr. Draper pushes aside the branches of evil and leads you on a journey to the root of the problem. It’s not low test scores or dwindling discipline or partisan politics or decaying families. You’ll be surprised at the public myth that feeds negativity about public schools.


Tyrone Foster

(Bristol City), President, VSBA


Dr. John Draper

National Consultant, NSPRA
John Draper has enjoyed a wide variety of experiences in his lifetime. He has been a newspaper reporter, construction worker, jailor, actor, timber buyer, musician, small business owner, choir director, soccer coach, Sunday school teacher, and door-to-door aluminum siding salesman... Read More →

Wednesday November 20, 2019 9:30am - 12:00pm PST