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10:55 am
Wed October 10, 2012

HAPPENING NOW: Join The Education Conversation With Tell Me More

Originally published on Wed October 10, 2012 3:41 pm

Education has always played a key role in the American dream of advancement and opportunity. But, to this point, the issue has not been a major topic of discussion in this election season. On Wednesday, October 10th, NPR's Tell Me More with Michel Martin will host a LIVE radio broadcast and Twitter Education Forum, focusing on the education issues that matter.

Join us on Twitter today, using #npredchat and let's begin the exchange of ideas! Tell Me More's Twitter Education Forum is produced in partnership with NPR's StateImpact Florida as well as member station WLRN in Miami, Florida.

We'd like to hear from you: Who is responsible for making our schools better? What role should teachers, parents, the government, and private sector, be playing right now? Who is stepping up to the plate—and who isn't? Our conversations are focused on K through 12, but if you are interested in education, we are interested in you.

Copyright 2012 National Public Radio. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

And speaking of education, we have this programming note for you. On Wednesday, October 10th, NPR's TELL ME MORE will host a live radio broadcast and Twitter education forum focusing on education issues. Leading up to the forum, we'd love to start a dialogue with you.

We're inviting educators, parents, reporters and everybody else to join us via Twitter. We want to hear what you think is working well in education now and what isn't. We want to ask what role teachers, parents, the government and private sector should be playing. We want to ask if you see technology and social media as effective tools in the classroom or as distractions. Our conversations are focused on K through 12, but if you are interested in education, we are interested in you.

Join us on Twitter today using hashtag #npredchat, and let's begin the exchange of ideas. To learn more, go to npr.org and click on the Program guide and go to TELL ME MORE. TELL ME MORE's Twitter education forum is produced in partnership with NPR's StateImpact project, as well as member station WLRN in Miami. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright National Public Radio.