Public Education Graded at Lifetree Café

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

Public Education Graded at Lifetree Café

Aledo, Illinois - The state of public education will be examined at Lifetree Café on Thursday, March 20, at 7 p.m.

The program, titled "Pass or Fail? The State of Education," features filmed stories from Nikhil Goyal, TED talk speaker and author of  "One Size Does Not Fit All: A Student's Assessment of School," and Sajan George, the founder of Matchbook Learning, a school-turnaround organization.

"Thirteen years of being in the system annihilated my creative potential," says Goyal, a recent high school graduate. "School stunted my creative prowess. I came to the realization that I was seen not as a human being, but as a test score." He now advocates a number of changes for the educational system.

Participants in the Lifetree program will discuss the current state of public education and what changes might improve the system for schools, parents, and students. 

Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Café is located at Lifetree Cafe-Aledo, 606 SE 3rd Street, Aledo, Illinois 61231.

Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversation on life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. For questions about Lifetree may be directed to Karen Hines at 309-236-2911 or khhines@hotmail.com. More information is available at Lifetreecafe.com.