South Carolina's new school chief and a panel of educators will discuss charter schools' potential in the state on live TV.
The live broadcast, titled “Public Charter Schools: Successes and Challenges” and featuring state Superintendent of Education Mick Zais, will air at 5 p.m. Sunday.
“The number of students enrolled in South Carolina’s public charter schools has steadily increased, and the potential for further growth is strong,” Zais said in a news release. “What we hope to do Sunday night is explore some of the issues that public charter schools are dealing with today, and how the state might be able to help them thrive and grow.”
Panelists will include:
· Wayne Brazell, superintendent of the South Carolina Public Charter School District.
· Fred Crawford, principal of Greenville Technical Charter High School.
· Beth Purcell, the mother of two middle-school students enrolled in a virtual charter school.
· Mary Carmichael, executive director of the Public Charter School Alliance of South Carolina.
· Victoria Dixon-Mokeba, lead teacher at the Carolina School for Inquiry.
· Laura Howard, lead high school teacher at the South Carolina Virtual Charter School.