National Press Club

NPC Newsmaker: School Choice - What Works?

August 23, 2012

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Run time: 71 minutes

Charter schools, vouchers, online education, homeschooling: do these school choice options and others work? Are students learning? How do children in these education programs compare to their peers in traditional public schools? Do choice options save money or drain public school dollars? What's the truth in what political candidates and school leaders claim? An August 23, 2012 National Press Club Newsmaker event featuring:

  • Dr. Kevin Welner of the University of Colorado and Dir. of the Natl. Education Policy Center
  • Dr. Gary Miron of Western Michigan University
  • Alex Medler, Vice Pres., Policy and Advocacy for the Natl. Association of Charter School Authorizers
  • Mary Filardo, Exec. Dir., District of Columbia's 21st Century School Fund
  • Adam Schaeffer: Policy Analyst, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute
  • Moderated by Jamila Bey