March 4, 2016

School Choice Regulation: Friend or Foe?

Featuring Patrick J. Wolf, Professor and 21st Century Chair in School Choice, University of Arkansas; Douglas N. Harris, Director, Education Research Alliance for New Orleans; University Endowed Chair in Public Education, Tulane University; Michael J. Petrilli, President, Thomas B. Fordham Institute; and Jason Bedrick, Policy Analyst, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute; moderated by Neal McCluskey, Director, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute.

February 16, 2016

From “No Child” to “Every Student”: How Big a Change?

Featuring Gerard Robinson, Resident Fellow, Education Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute; David Cleary, Chief of Staff, Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Majority Staff Director for the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee; Lindsey Burke, Will Skillman Fellow in Education Policy, Heritage Foundation; and Neal McCluskey, Director, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute; moderated by Michael Hansen, Senior Fellow, Brown Center on Education Policy Governance Studies, Brookings Institution.

September 2, 2015

Race, Housing, and Education

Race, Housing, and Education

Featuring Richard Rothstein, Research Associate, Economic Policy Institute; Bartley Danielsen, Associate Professor, North Carolina State University; Neal McCluskey, Director, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute; moderated by Gerard Robinson, Resident Fellow, Education Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute.

February 5, 2015

Private Funding, Public Debate: Reviving the Spirit of Inquiry in Higher Education

Private Funding, Public Debate: Reviving the Spirit of Inquiry in Higher Education

Featuring C. Bradley Thompson, Executive Director, Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism, Clemson University; Christopher Hill, Fellow, The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization; John A. Allison, President and CEO, Cato Institute, and former Chairman and CEO, BB&T Corporation; and Jay Schalin, Director of Policy Analysis, John W. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy; moderated by Neal McCluskey, Associate Director, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute.

November 5, 2014

Federal Policy, the Election, and the Changing Ivory Tower

Federal Policy, the Election, and the Changing Ivory Tower

Featuring John Ebersole, President, Excelsior College; Barmak Nassirian, Director, Federal Relations and Policy Analysis, American Association of State Colleges and Universities; Peter Smith, Senior Vice President, Academic Strategy, Kaplan Higher Education Group; and Neal McCluskey, Associate Director, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute; moderated by Amy Laitinen, Deputy Director, Education Policy Program, New America Foundation.

April 30, 2014

Is College Worth It?

Is College Worth It?

Featuring Bryan Caplan, Professor of Economics, George Mason University, and Adjunct Scholar, Cato Institute; Beth Akers, Fellow, Brown Center on Education Policy, Brookings Institution; and Neal McCluskey, Associate Director, Center For Educational Freedom, Cato Institute; moderated by Chip Bishop, Director of Student Programs, Cato Institute.

April 16, 2014

College Accreditation in the Crosshairs

College Accreditation in the Crosshairs: Panel I: Are the Feds a Threat to Accreditors and Colleges?

Featuring Judith Eaton, President, Council for Higher Education Accreditation; Andrew Kelly, Director, Center on Higher Education Reform, American Enterprise Institute; Neal McCluskey, Associate Director, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute; Vance Fried, Riata Professor of Entrepreneurship, Oklahoma State University, and Adjunct Scholar, Cato Institute; Sally Johnstone, Vice President for Academic Advancement, Western Governors University; and Jeff Martineau, Managing Partner, Higher Education Partners; moderated by Doug Lederman, Editor, Inside Higher Ed and Eric Kelderman, Staff Reporter, Chronicle of Higher Education.

March 18, 2014

The Ticket: The Many Faces of School Choice

The Ticket: The Many Faces of School Choice

Featuring Bob Bowdon, Director and Producer, The Ticket; Moderated by Neal P. McCluskey, Associate Director, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute.

January 7, 2014

Preschool Education: What the Research Says

Preschool Education: What the Research Says

Featuring David J. Armor, Professor Emeritus of Public Policy, George Mason University; Deborah A. Phillips, Professor of Psychology, Georgetown University; Grover J. “Russ” Whitehurst, Director, Brown Center on Education Policy, Brookings Institution; and William T. Gormley, University Professor of Public Policy, Georgetown University; moderated by Neal P. McCluskey, Associate Director, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute.

October 3, 2013

Common Core: The Great Debate

Common Core: The Great Debate

Opposing the Common Core: Neal McCluskey, Associate Director, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute; and Emmett McGroarty, Executive Director, Preserve Innocence Project, American Principles Project; Supporting the Common Core: Chester Finn, President, Thomas B. Fordham Institute; and Michael Petrilli, Executive Vice President, Thomas B. Fordham Institute; moderated by Fawn Johnson, Correspondent, National Journal