June 11, 2013

The Common Core: De Facto Federal Control of America’s Schools

The Common Core: De Facto Federal Control of America's Schools

Featuring Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ), Chairman of the Congressional Constitution Caucus; Neal McCluskey, Associate Director, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute; and Lindsey Burke, Will Skillman Fellow in Education, Heritage Foundation; moderated by Laura Odato, Director of Government Affairs, Cato Institute.

January 31, 2013

How Should Schools Respond to America’s Growing Diversity?

How Should Schools Respond to America’s Growing Diversity?

Featuring Michael Petrilli, Executive Vice President, Thomas B. Fordham Institute, and author of The Diverse Schools Dilemma: A Parent’s Guide to Socioeconomically Mixed Public Schools; Richard D. Kahlenberg, Senior Fellow, The Century Foundation, and author of All Together Now: Creating Middle-Class Schools through Public School Choice; and Neal McCluskey, Associate Director, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute; moderated by Greg Toppo, National K-12 education reporter, USA Today.

September 19, 2012

Chicago: Teachers Unions’ Last Stand?

Chicago: Teachers Unions' Last Stand?

Featuring a presentation and live discussion with Neal McCluskey, Associate Director, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute; moderated by Caleb O. Brown, Director of Multimedia.

January 11, 2011

Fiscal Undertow: How Public Schools Are Drowning State and Local Budgets, and What to Do about It

Fiscal Undertow: How Public Schools Are Drowning State and Local Budgets, and What to Do about It

Featuring Patrick Byrne, CEO, Overstock.com, and Chairman, The Foundation for Educational Choice; Kil Huh, Director of Research, Pew Center on the States; and Adam Schaeffer, Policy Analyst, Cato Center for Educational Freedom; moderated by Robert Enlow, President, Foundation for Educational Choice; with introductions by Neal McCluskey, Associate Director, Cato Center for Educational Freedom.

June 2, 2010

National Education Standards: Hopeful Change or Hollow Promise?

National Education Standards: Hopeful Change or Hollow Promise?

Featuring Sandra Boyd, Vice President, Strategic Communications and Outreach, Achieve, Inc.; Lindsey Burke, Policy Analyst, Heritage Foundation; Michael Petrilli, Vice President for National Programs & Policy, Thomas B. Fordham Institute; and Neal McCluskey, Associate Director, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute; moderated by Adam Schaeffer, Policy Analyst, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute.

October 2, 2009

America’s Top Models: Can the Nation’s Best Charter Schools Be Brought to Scale?

America's Top Models: Can the Nation's Best Charter Schools Be Brought to Scale?

Featuring Ben Chavis, Principal, American Indian Charter School, Author, Crazy Like a Fox and Jay Mathews, Washington Post Columnist, Author, Work Hard, Be Nice: How Two Inspired Teachers Created the Most Promising Schools in America. Respondent and moderator Andrew Coulson, Director, Cato Institute Center for Educational Freedom, Author, Market Education: The Unknown History.

April 16, 2008

Markets vs. Standards: Debating the Future of American Education

Markets vs. Standards: Debating the Future of American Education

Featuring Sol Stern, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute; Gary Huggins, Director, Commission on No Child Left Behind, Aspen Institute; Andrew Coulson, Director, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute; and John Merrifield, Professor of Economics, University of Texas at San Antonio. Moderated by Ben Wildavsky, Senior Fellow in Research and Policy, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.