Dinner at the Square – A Free Market for Education?

Hosted by Broward College, Dinner at the Square – A Free Market for Education? will take place at the Funky Buddha, 1201 NE 38th St, Oakland Park on May 2, 2018, from 6  – 8:30 p.m. (6 – 6:45 p.m. – Members only pre-cocktail reception, 6:45 – 8:30 p.m. – Debate and Dinner). RSVP: https://broward.villagesquare.us/event/education/ 

A Free Market for Education?

Charter schools vs. public schools vs. private schools. It’s a constant discussion of who does it better and more cost effectively. With vouchers expanding, charter schools on the rise and free education online (Khan academy), does our education need to revamp itself?

We’re taking a dive into the economics of education. What is the impact of the privatization on the public education system and what effects does it have on the different types of population it’s serving.

For reading material and additional information about this event please visit: http://broward.villagesquare.us/event/education/



Robert Runcie, Superintendent, School Board of Broward County


Joy Frank, General Counsel and Legislative Liaison, Florida Association of District School Superintendents

Bill Mattox, Director of the J. Stanley Marshall Center for Educational Options, The James Madison Institute

Kerry-Ann Royes, CEO of YWCA, Education Blogger & Parent

PRICE: Individual tickets are $35 until April 18; $45 beginning April 19. Dinner is included with the ticket price.

DETAILS:  Official partners of the Village Square are the Broward League of Cities, Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance and 10 days of Connection. Event partners include Council for Educational Change, Broward Education Foundation and The Broward Principals’ and Assistants’ Association.

For more information and to register please visit https://broward.villagesquare.us/



About Broward College:

Serving more than 63,000 students annually, Broward College offers certificate programs, two-year university-transfer degrees, two-year career degrees and baccalaureate degrees in selected programs. The mission of the college is to provide high-quality educational programs and services that are affordable and accessible to a diverse community of learners. For more information, visit www.broward.edu.