TACKLE – December 3 – Charter School

You are invited   to attend:

TACKLE with TAC4  

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 from 6:00 PM8:30 PM

The Bluegrass Institute and TAC4 Solutions team together to PRESENT
“Free To Learn” a debate series designed to
  TACKLE the issue of charter schools in Kentucky.”

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 Event Details

Discussion Topic

  • Should Kentucky allow Charter Schools?


  • Linda Duncan, School Board Member, Jefferson County Public Schools
  • Dr. Wayne Lewis, Jr.,  Asst. Professor, University of Kentucky

Event Details

  • Monologue from each panelist  
  • Individually by panelist, pursue the core needs, fears, and solutions of each panelist
  • Panelists discuss the issue together  
  • Audience participation

Linda Duncan

Linda Duncan has been a member of the Jefferson County Board of Education since 2006, having served as Vice-Chair in 2010.  A 1970 graduate of the University of Kentucky where she also earned her Masters Degree and a 1989 graduate of the University of Louisville’s Rank I program in Administration and Supervision,   Linda taught English and social studies in grades 7-10 at Fairdale High   School; then she taught English grades 9-12 for ten years at Southern High School before returning to Fairdale as assistant principal for the last ten   years of her career with Jefferson County Public Schools.  During her service as assistant principal, she chaired the School Climate Committee, the School Attendance Committee, and the Dress Code Committee while serving on   the Budget Committee and the Curriculum Committee.

Linda and her husband,   Dr. John Duncan, who serves as a financial advisor with Morgan-Stanley-Smith-Barney, have a son, Seth, who graduated from duPont Manual High School and a daughter, Rachel, who graduated from Fairdale High School, and they have three grandchildren, two of whom attend Medora Elementary,   where Linda also volunteers to tutor Every 1 Reads kindergarten students and   has done so since 2007.

In addition to her district school board position, Linda is serving her second term as an at-large Director on the Kentucky School Boards Association (KSBA), having   chaired the External/Member Relations Committee and having served on the Governance Committee, the Performance Oversight/Monitoring Committee, the Program and Planning Committee, the Legislative Agenda Committee, and   presently represents KSBA on the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) Principal Evaluation/Principal Effectiveness Task Force.  Last summer, she was selected by the Governor to serve a two-year term on the State Curriculum, Assessment, and Accountability Council.  She is a member of the National School Board Association (NSBA) Federal Relations Network (FRN)   Team, having lobbied Congress on three different trips to Washington with the FRN, and recently served as an at-large delegate to NSBA’s Delegate Assembly.

Other duties in her life include serving as secretary of her Yorktown North Neighborhood Association   and Treasurer of Epiphany United Methodist Church.  She is a member of the Fairdale Area Business and Professional Association, the Iroquois Area Business Association, and the Alumni Association of Fairdale High School.  She also serves on several school advisory councils and on the   Community Council of South Jefferson Neighborhood Place.  In addition to those duties, Linda is in her sixth year of service as an Every 1 Reads   volunteer at Medora Elementary, where two of her grandchildren attend school.

Dr. Wayne D. Lewis, Jr.

Dr. Wayne D. Lewis, Jr. is an educator, author, speaker, and education reform activist. He is the author of The Politics of Parent Choice in Public Education, and the forthcoming, Black Choice. His other recent writings include articles in Educational Policy, the American Journal of Education, and the Kentucky School Leader. He blogs regularly at the Education Policy Matter Blog and The   Black EduBlog.

Lewis is an Assistant Professor and Principal Leadership Program Chair in the Department of Educational Leadership Studies, and an affiliated faculty member with the African American and Africana Studies Program at the University of Kentucky.   He is a Co-Editor of the Kentucky Journal of Higher Education Policy and   Practice. Additionally, Lewis serves on the Board of Directors for the Kentucky Charter Schools Association.

Lewis has an undergraduate degree from Loyola University New Orleans, and graduate degrees from The University of Akron and North Carolina State University. Prior to entering academia, he worked as a middle and high school special education teacher in the New Orleans Public Schools, St. Charles Parish Public Schools (LA), and Wake County Public School System (NC).

Seven Ground Rules for Political Discourse™

  1. Show respect, with no hint of blame
  2. Assume positive intent from all on the other side
  3. Understand and care about the other side’s needs, fears, and proposed solutions
  4. Do not complain without offering solutions with realistic action steps that meet both sides’ needs
  5. Clarify opinion from fact
  6. Seek the truth and workable solutions over political positioning
  7. Where there are moral philosophical differences, clarify without accusation and move on


Please make sure you understand our Disclaimers and Policies before you register for this event.  There will be no exceptions.  By registering, you understand and agree to the terms and conditions set forth below:

1) TAC4 Solutions, LLC owns all rights, title, and interest in and to the service marks TAC4 Solutions and TACKLE with TAC4    Audience members agree not to use any designation confusingly similar thereto and to not claim an ownership of such marks

2) TAC4 Solutions, LLC owns all rights, title, and interest in and to any one or more copyrights associated with any of TAC4 Solutions productions, including the Seven Ground Rules for Political Discourse™, the slogan we tackle the issues, not each other, all writing, videotape, or in any other media format whatsoever

3) All voluntary dialogues must be conducted in a civil, respectful, and informative manner according to the Seven Ground Rules for Political Discourse™

4) All voluntary dialogues are subject to the intervention of the moderator, in his or her discretion, to enforce such guidelines by and among the participant, other speakers and the audience including, but not limited to, the possibility of the moderator expelling the   participant, other speakers or any persons in the audience who are disrespectful, rude, uncivil, disruptive, or who violate the Seven Ground Rules for Political Discourse™

5) TAC4 Solutions, LLC expressly reserves the right to reproduce, distribute to any party and use the productions in any manner it deems appropriate in accordance with the prudent journalistic guidelines, whether in video, print, or other media format, over the internet or otherwise; provided, however, in no event shall participant personally use and/or distribute to any third party any reproduction of the production, in any media or format, without the prior written consent of TAC4 Solutions, LLC

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8) No refunds of registration will be allowed except in the event of event cancellation.


Free to all attending (pending event capacity)

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Heeren Hall is the performance space located on the second floor of Cooke Hall, which is the building on the corner of Lexington Rd. and Godfrey Ave. From Lexington Rd., turn onto Godfrey and Cooke Hall will be immediately on the left. Go beyond the building and turn left onto Aubert Avenue at the first stop sign onto Aubert Ave. to enter the parking lot. Cooke Hall is clearly marked, as are directions to Heeren Hall.

Directions   to SBTS: http://www.sbts.edu/documents/louisvillemap.pdf


Heeren Hall, 2nd     floor of Cooke Hall, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

2825 Lexington Road

Louisville, KY 40206


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