National School Choice Summit
February 06, 2001
Experts to Answer Questions About Choice, Offer Roadmap For Reform
WASHINGTON -- As a positive consensus is beginning to form between Republicans and Democrats over most of President Bush's education reform plan, there appears to be only one main area of contention: school choice.
The National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) and Children First America (CFA) will hold a one-day conference on reform of the public schools. Speakers will address different aspects of the issue and will highlight their contribution to An Education Agenda: Let Parents Choose Their Children's School, the new book with an introduction by Lynne Cheney. Some of the topics to be discussed at the conference include:
- The latest research from Harvard on how choice affects student performance.
- How school choice affected one (public) elementary school.
- How a school choice program affected an entire (public) school district.
- A report from the state with the most charter schools.
- A behind-the-scenes report from the lawyer who argues most voucher cases.
- How tax credits can achieve the same results as vouchers.
WHO: National Center For Policy Analysis & Children First America
WHAT: National Conference On School Choice -- An Education Agenda: Let Parents Choose Their Children's School
WHEN: Wednesday, February 7, 2001, 9:00 AM To 4:30 PM EST.
WHERE: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, Washington, D.C.