Education 20/20 Speaker Series

January 09, 2019 - 12:00 am to June 13, 2019 - 12:00 am
Hoover Institution
1399 New York Ave NW #500
Washington, DC 20005
United States

Twenty years ago, conservative ideas were gaining traction in K–12 education. Charter schools were opening all over the place, vouchers were finally being tried, academic standards were rising, results-based accountability had become the watchword in policy circles, and reformers were taking the idea of “character education” seriously.

But no victory is ever final. In recent decades many of these reforms, given life by conservatives, have been transformed by progressives, reshaped by their obsession with identity politics, or just abandoned. And conservatives have too often stopped talking about why education matters, skipping ahead to structural changes, typically summed up with “more school choice.”

The Education 20/20 speaker series, sponsored by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute and the Hoover Institution, aims to refill the conservative void in the education reform conversation.

Join us each month through June 2019, as we talk with prominent conservative writers, intellectuals, and policymakers to provide compelling answers to the age-old question, “What's the purpose of school?

Follow the conversation on Twitter with @educationgadfly and #ed2020.

Speaker Series Dates:

September 27, 2018   
  Heather Mac Donald 
   October 11, 2018   
  Kay Hymowitz
  Nicholas Eberstadt  
November 28, 2018   
  Naomi Schaefer Riley
  Jonah Goldberg
December 11, 2018   
  Ian Rowe                   
  Michael Barone
 January 9, 2019   
  Ramesh Ponnuru
  Mona Charen
February 12, 2019   
  Eliot Cohen            
  Yuval Levin
 March 26, 2019   
  William Damon
  Robert P. George
  April 11, 2018   
  Arthur Brooks    
  Adam Meyerson
May 1, 2019   
  Reihan Salam
  Peter Wehner
 June 13, 2019   
  William Bennett
  Rod Paige