LIVE: American Public Opinion on K-12 Education Policy

This year Education Next celebrates the tenth anniversary of its annual survey of public opinion on K-12 education policy. This year’s results from the 2016 survey are discussed in a report that includes analysis of ten-year trends in public opinion on the most important issues in education reform. Coinciding with this special release, EdNext will host an event in Washington, D.C., to discuss the findings on key issues in more depth.


8:45 AM – Welcome and Keynote Address

Paul E. Peterson, Harvard University; Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Michael Barone, American Enterprise Institute, Washington Examiner

9:30 AM – Panel I: Accountability and Teacher Policy

Chair: Matthew Chingos, Urban Institute

• Martin R. West, Harvard Graduate School of Education
• Michael J. Petrilli, Thomas B. Fordham Institute; Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution
• Celine Coggins, Teach Plus
• Mary Cathryn Ricker, American Federation of Teachers

10:45 AM – Panel II: School Choice

Chair: Amber M. Northern, Thomas B. Fordham Institute

• Paul E. Peterson, Harvard University; Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
• Nina Rees, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
• Shavar Jeffries, Democrats for Education Reform
• Neal McCluskey, Cato Institute


This event will be webcast live on this page on September 16, 2016. Follow the event discussion on Twitter with @EducationNext using the hashtag #ENPoll.

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