Educated City Forum

The Educated City Forum took place on January 24, 2017 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the George W. Bush Presidential Center. The forum, presented with the George W. Bush Institute, featured Mayor Mike Rawlings and education professionals and advocates discussing the future of public education in Dallas. The speakers sought to answer a fundamentally important question: How can we build a strong public education system that is actually preparing students for future success?

You can read a recap of the forum here or watch the entire event on the Bush Institute website.


The first panel included:

Mike Rawlings, Mayor, City of Dallas

Michael Sorrell, President, Paul Quinn College

Regina Nippert, Executive Director, The Budd Center

The second panel included:

Ebony Cooksey, English Language Arts and Reading Instructor, KIPP Houston

Nakia Douglas, Executive Director, South Oak Cliff Feeder Pattern

Ruben Navarrette, Jr., Syndicated Columnist & Bush Institute Fellow

Holly Kuzmich, Executive Director, the George W. Bush Institute