Education Reform for the Digital Era

Education Reform for the Digital Era

April 19, 2012 - 10:30 am
The Thomas B. Fordham Institute
1016 16th Street NW
7th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
United States

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Is digital learning education’s latest fad or its future? What fundamental changes to the ways we fund, staff, and govern American schools are necessary to fulfill the technology's potential? Will policy tweaks suffice or do we need a total system overhaul—and a big change in the reform priorities that can bring this about? Who will resist—and do their objections have merit? Fordham is bringing together experts on all aspects of education policy—from governance to finance to human capital—to examine how policymakers can make digital learning a transformative tool to improve American education…and weigh the dangers that lie ahead.

Register now to join the discussion, which will preview the upcoming release of Fordham’s Education Reform for the Digital Era volume, on Thursday, April 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. EST. The panel will feature the governance expertise of the Hoover Institution's John Chubb, insights into teaching's future from Bryan Hassel of Public Impact, analysis of the costs of online learning from the Parthenon Group's Eleanor Laurans, and the cautionary perspective of Emory University's Mark Bauerlein.



John E. Chubb, distinguished visiting fellow, the Hoover Institution


Mark Bauerlein, professor, Emory University


Eleanor Laurans, senior principal, the Parthenon Group

Bryan Hassel, co-director, Public Impact


Michael J. Petrilli, executive vice president, The Thomas B. Fordham Institute