Speakers announced for Fordham's forum on the future of school choice

The Education Gadfly

Join us Wednesday, August 19, for a panel discussion on how the changing education policy landscape is affecting both charter schools and voucher programs. The Obama administration is aggressively pushing to expand the number of charter schools available to American families. Meanwhile, the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program looks to be on its way out and other voucher programs are facing new challenges. Will the voucher movement survive and thrive in this climate? Does it need to? Are charter schools the future of school choice? Has their promise been overstated? The following top experts in the field will share their opinions on these and other key questions:

  • Kevin Carey, Policy Director, Education Sector
  • John F. Kirtley, Chairman, Florida School Choice Fund
  • Gerard Robinson, President, Black Alliance for Educational Options
  • Susan Zelman, Senior Vice President, Education and Children's Content, Corporation for Public Broadcasting

The moderator will be??Michael Petrilli, VP for National Programs and Policy, Thomas B. Fordham Institute.

Here are some important details.

"With charter schools ascendant, is there still a future for vouchers?"

Wednesday, August 19

4 PM - 5:30 PM

Light refreshments served

Registration begins at 3:30 PM

Thomas B. Fordham Institute

1016 16th Street NW, 7th Floor

Washington, DC 20036

RSVP to rsvp@edexcellence.net or 202-223-5452.

Video of this event will be available at www.edexcellence.net soon after.

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