Can Markets Save Public Education?

Tuesday, April 5, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Lipton Hall, NYU Law
108 West 3rd Street, New York, NY

Join us for a conversation on charter schools, vouchers, tax credits, and other proposed market-based reforms for public education. Experts in education policy, educational leadership, law, and economics will discuss potential impacts of charter schools on the community and area public schools, debate the merits of school choice programs, and explore the political and financial obstacles to implementing such reforms.

The keynote address will be delivered by Ms. Emily Kim of Success Academy, New York City’s largest network of charter schools. Ms. Kim is the Executive Vice President of Legal Affairs and Policy.

This event is free to attend, and lunch will be provided.

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This event has been approved for up to 5 New York State CLE credits in the Areas of Professional Practice category. It will be appropriate for both experienced and newly admitted attorneys (those admitted to the New York Bar for less than two years) and is presented in traditional (in person) format. CLE credits will be awarded per panel.


8:30-9:00am: Breakfast

9:00-9:15am: Welcome Remarks

9:15-10:15am: Keynote Address, Emily Kim, Executive Vice President of Policy and Legal Affairs, Success Academy Charter Schools

10:15-10:30am: Break

10:30-12:00pm: Panel 1: Charter Schools and the Community
Katrina Bulkley, Montclair State University, Charter Schools, Markets, and Systems of Schools: Portfolio Management Models and the Changing Marketplace for Education
Sarah Cordes, Temple University, In Pursuit of the Common Good: The Spillover Effects of Charter Schools on Public School Students in New York City
Preston Green III, University of Connecticut, Are We Heading Toward a Charter School “Bubble”?: Lessons from the Subprime Mortgage Crisis
Moderator: Scott Skinner-Thompson, New York University School of Law

12:00-1:00pm: Lunch

1:00-2:30pm:  Panel 2: Does School Choice Work? Measuring School Performance
Derek Black, University of South Carolina, Choosing the Correct Measuring-Stick for Charter Schools
Sean Corcoran, New York University, Steinhardt School of Education, Improving Access to Quality Schools in New York City: The Promises and Challenges of Universal School Choice
Williamson Evers, Hoover Institution, and Ze’ev Wurman, MonolithIC3D, Are Parents Getting What They Want Academically from Charter Schools?
Moderator: Paulette Caldwell, New York University School of Law

2:30-2:45pm: Coffee Break

2:45-4:15pm: Panel 3: The Economics and Politics of School Choice
Jason Bedrick, Cato Institute, School Choice Regulations: Friend or Foe?
Rajashri Chakrabarti, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, The Promises and Pitfalls of School Vouchers
William Godwin, Communities in Schools of Chicago, Re-framing the Narrative: Black, Democratic, and Pro School Choice

Moderator: Eric Singer, New York University School of Law