Lunch & Learn with the League. "Do Charter Schools Provide Real Choice?" Guest Speaker: Dr. PK Difenbaugh, Superintendent of the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District, will discuss Charter Schools, their impact on local districts and how or if they meet the needs of elementary and secondary students. Do Charter Schools provide a real choice for parents? How is the Charter School the same or different than a private school? What are the pros and cons of Charter Schools? Does it make a difference whether the Charter School was approved by the local district or a different authority such as the County or State? Do Charter Schools have to use the same tests that public schools must use? And many more issues surrounding Charter Schools and public education.
Prior to coming to MPUSD in 2014, Dr. Diffenbaugh served as director of 7-12 instruction for Garden Grove Unified School District, where he oversaw all aspects of the instructional program for 10 intermediate and eight high schools. He also led the turnaround of Sacramento High School, and under his leadership the school saw increases in the Academic Performance Index, a state ranking, an increase in A-G U/CSU college eligibility and 75% of graduates were accepted to four-year universities. He began his career as a 5th grade teacher in Oakland, CA.
Dr. Diffenbaugh holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Harvard University, an innovative partnership between the Harvard Business School, Kennedy School of Government, and Graduate School of Education.
Lunch at 12:00 pm
The 20 dollar lunch is at 12 p.m. and requires a reservation.
Contact bkreps1017 [at] gmail.com (Beverly Krebs ) by Monday, November 11: phone (831)224-3192
Program at 12:30-1:30
The program is free and does not require a reservation.