Two local volunteer groups plan to sponsor a public conversation with area leaders on education next week.
Wisconsin State Senators Kathleen Vinehout, D-Alma, and Dale Schultz, R-Richland Center, are among area leaders participating in "How Many Kids Left Behind? An Interactive Community Conversation on the Future of Our Public Schools" at the Middleton Performing Arts Center, 2100 Bristol St., on Sept. 5.
The forum, which begins at 7 p.m., is free and open to the public.
At the 90-minute event, panelists will discuss topics including the state of the education budget, the “shadow” school system (including vouchers and charter schools), and the needs of rural districts.