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Education Series Set for 4th Street Forum

September 16, 2010


MPTV Show Number: 901
Forum Date: September 16, 2010- THURSDAY
Broadcast Dates: September 17 and 19, 2010, Friday 10pm/Sunday 9am on MPTV 10.1 HD & 36.2 SD
URBAN TEACHING: THE TOUGHEST JOB IN AMERICA?
Teaching poor, unprepared children calls for extraordinary dedication and skill. Are teacher training programs - and teachers - up to the challenge?
HOST: RAUL VASQUEZ, Executive Management Team Member, La Causa, Inc, www.lacausa.org
GUESTS:
TERRANCE FALK
Elected School Board Member, District 8
Milwaukee Public Schools, www.milwaukee.k12.wi.us
Former Public School Teacher
WILLIAM HENK, EdD
Dean of the College of Education
Marquette University, www.marquette.edu
STEPHANIE WALTERS
Assistant Executive Director
Milwaukee Teachers' Association www.mtea.org
Rethinking Schools Co-editor of The New Teacher Book and Keeping the Promise www.rethinkingschools.org

MPTV Show Number: 902
Forum Date: September 22, 2010 - WEDNESDAY
MPTV Channel 10.1 Broadcast Dates: September 24 and 26, 2010, Friday 10pm/Sunday 9am on MPTV 10.1 HD & 36.2 SD
URBAN EDUCATION: VISIONS AND PITFALLS
Milwaukee Public Schools face daunting hurdles. Is there a vision for urban education? Is it optimistic yet grounded in reality? Can anybody change the direction of urban education?
HOST: ENRIQUE FIGUEROA, PhD, Director, Roberto Hernández Center, UW-Milwaukee, www.uwm.edu
GUESTS:
THANDEKA CHAPMAN, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Urban Education
UW-Milwaukee, www.uwm.edu
MARY DIEZ, PhD
Dean of the School of Education
Alverno College, www.alverno.edu
ROXANNE STARKS
President, Wisconsin Parent Teacher Association, www.wisconsinpta.org
President, Parent Teacher Association of Milwaukee, www.milwaukeepta.org
GREGORY THORNTON, PhD
Superintendent of Schools
Milwaukee Public Schools, www.milwaukee.k12.wi.us

MPTV Show Number: 903
Forum Date: September 30, 2010 - THURSDAY
MPTV Channel 10.1 Broadcast Dates: October 1 and 3, 2010, Friday 10pm/Sunday 9am on MPTV 10.1 HD & 36.2 SD
POLITICAL DYNAMITE: PAYING FOR WISCONSIN'S SCHOOLS
Wisconsin has a crisis when it comes to paying for schools. The fallout hurts children, teachers and our future. 4th Street Forum explores school tax fairness and high quality education.
HOST: DENISE CALLAWAY, Director of Communications, Greater Milwaukee Foundation, www.greatermilwaukeefoundation.org
GUESTS:
ANNELIESE DICKMAN, JD
Research Director
Public Policy Forum, www.publicpolicyforum.org
TONY EVERS, PhD
State Superintendent of Public Instruction
State of Wisconsin, http://dpi.wi.gov/
WILLIE HINES
Common Council President and 15th District Alderman
City of Milwaukee, www.ci.mil.wi.us
WILLIAM HUGHES, PhD
Superintendent of Schools
Greendale School District, www.greendales.k12.wi.us