As I've watched Speak Up Huntsville unfold, I've been excited about the opportunities to grow consensus in a county where we have such diversity (three school districts, all with unique needs and challenges; a wide range of socio-economic situations among our population and few points for interaction between these various groups).
1. What are the primary frustrations you see in our communities with our schools?
2. How will we share data to drive conversations? (have you seen the information from the recent Economic and Educational Forum, hosted by the Schools Foundation?)
3. Are you on board for our speak up focus groups? How many are you hosting? Facilitating? Arranging? Do you know what your contribution as a leader in Speak Up involves? What you should be doing now?
4. Should there be a role for Speak Up after the January focus group conversations? What should that be?
If you like, you can reference the numbers of these questions in your comments but I don't think that is necessary as we want a free discussion here.
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