Education Reform in the 21st Century

Today in America, only half of students who enroll in college earn a degree and half of black and Latino teenagers drop out of high school. Where did we go wrong and what will it take to regain our global edge? To answer these questions, President Obama has put out the call to fix our nation’s schools and he’s linking billions of dollars in federal aid to states that meet criteria recently released by the U.S. Department of Education. Join three of the country’s top education leaders for a frank discussion on this new opportunity to revitalize the country’s education system, and hear them talk about the state of our schools, barriers to reform, and what’s at stake for our children and America’s future.

Introduction by:

John Podesta, President and CEO, Center for American Progress

Featured Speakers

Secretary Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, New York City
Kati Haycock, President, The Education Trust

Moderated by:

Cynthia G. Brown, Vice President for Education Policy, Center for American Progress

For a full transcript click here.

Location

Center for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC , 20005

Additional information

Breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m.

Accessibility:

Closed-captioned-enabled video will be posted following the conclusion of the event.
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