Breakfast will be provided.
David Osborne, Director of PPI’s Reinventing America’s Schools Project
Vincent Gray, Former Mayor, Washington, D.C.
Jennifer Niles, Deputy Mayor for Education, Washington, D.C.
Scott Pearson, Executive Director of the DC Public Charter School Board
Moderator: Richard Whitmire, author of On the Rocketship: How Top Charter Schools are Pushing the Envelope and former reporter and editorial writer for USA Today
Washington, D.C. is a unique laboratory: with 44 percent of students attending charter schools, the city has two education systems of similar size but with radically different governance models. While both public schools and charter schools are improving, charters perform better and are improving faster. “Still, the city has a long way to go to ensure that every student is ready for a career or college,” David Osborne writes in his recent report. “As its elected leaders contemplate that challenge, they should ask which governance model can take them the rest of the way.”
Please join PPI on October 15 for a public forum on education reform in Washington, D.C. and the lessons it has for public education reform across the United States. David Osborne will discuss his new report, “A Tale of Two Systems: Education Reform in Washington D.C.” Also participating will be Vincent Gray, Former Mayor, Washington, D.C.; Jennifer Niles, Deputy Mayor for Education, Washington, D.C.; and Scott Pearson, Executive Director of the DC Public Charter School Board.