Speaker: Jeb Bush, academic visitor, Program on Education Policy and Governance, Harvard Kennedy School; founder, president and chairman, Foundation for Excellence in Education; former governor, Florida
Moderator: Martin West, associate professor of education, HGSE; deputy director, Program on Education Policy and Governance, Harvard Kennedy School
Introduction: James E. Ryan, dean and Charles William Eliot Professor, HGSE
Recent changes in federal policy have put states back in the driver’s seat for ensuring equity and excellence in American education. Drawing on his experience as Florida governor and chairman of the Foundation for Excellence in Education, Governor Bush will address the new opportunities for state leadership on K-12 education policy, what it will take for governors and other state officials to capitalize on those opportunities, and the challenges of maintaining bi-partisan support for education reform in a time of heightened polarization. After brief remarks, Governor Bush will engage in a discussion moderated by Associate Professor Martin West and featuring questions from HGSE faculty members and the audience.