Spotlight Tampa Bay


Jan 30 2024


Tampa Theatre
711 N. Franklin Street, Tampa, FL 33602

Conflicts, challenges & culture wars in Florida’s classroom

Florida’s public schools are facing daunting hurdles with funding shortfalls, teacher shortages, state mandates, culture wars, declining math scores and growing competition from private school vouchers and charter schools. Can the system withstand these stresses? Is a bright future possible?

Join the Tampa Bay Times for a community discussion on the future of education in the Sunshine State. Two panels including thought leaders, students and Times journalists will explore how Florida’s public schools are doing and where they are headed:

  • 5:00 pm – Registration & mingle
  • 6:00 pm – Welcome & Panel Discussion
  • 7:00 pm – Student Panel
  • 7:30 pm – Q & A

Tickets are $20 / $10 for students with ID. All proceeds from this event will benefit Tampa Bay Times Journalism Fund.

About Spotlight Tampa Bay Community Conversation Series:

Spotlight Tampa Bay is designed to foster meaningful dialogue and engage our community on issues that impact the way we live, work and play in Tampa Bay. Each community conversation will feature a panel of industry leaders, representing varying viewpoints on the topic at hand, alongside reporters and editors at the Tampa Bay Times. Attendees can expect a dynamic and interactive discussion, with ample opportunity to participate in a Q&A session.


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