Think Tank + Sponsoring Charter Schools = Harder Than It Looks

August 26, 2010 - 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
The Thomas B. Fordham Institute
1016 16th Street NW
7th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
United States

The Fordham team invites you to a vigorous, frank, and eye-opening discussion of Fordham’s own experience authorizing charter schools in Ohio—and how that matches authorizing elsewhere. What have they gleaned from their stumbles, foibles, and successes? Is Ohio (or Fordham) unique or is this territory challenging everywhere? Terry Ryan will discuss Ohio’s Education Reform Challenges: Lessons from the Frontlines, co-authored with Fordham President Chester E. Finn, Jr., who will moderate the discussion. Comments will follow from Joey Gustafson, Alex Medler, and Perry White, all with extensive experience in the charter world.

Presenter:

Terry Ryan, Vice President for Ohio Programs and Policy, Thomas B. Fordham Institute, and co-author, Ohio's Education Reform Challenges

Discussants:

Joey Gustafson, Founder and CEO, JM Consulting Inc.

Alex Medler, Vice President, Policy and Research, National Association of Charter School Authorizers

Perry White, Founder and Executive Director, Citizens Academy

Moderator:

Chester E. Finn, Jr., President, Thomas B. Fordham Institute, and co-author, Ohio's Education Reform Challenges