Millennials in Ed Reform

Millennials in Ed Reform

November 14, 2017 - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Thomas B. Fordham Institute
1016 16th St NW, 7th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
United States

The preferences, opinions, and predilections of millennials have already reshaped American office culture, news consumption, and taxi-hailing. But what (if anything) do their opinions portend for education and ed reform?

According to 
recent research by Echelon Insights and the Walton Family Foundation, most millennials understand that education is important and teachers are key but have not made up their minds when it comes to school choice and charter schools.

This raises a key question: As more millennials become parents, find schools for their kids, and move into positions of leadership, what’s apt to change on the education reform front? Will today’s issues and initiatives get reshaped? Will different ones emerge at the top of the reform agenda?   

The Thomas B. Fordham Institute and the Walton Family Foundation on November 14th discussed the future of education reform with several millennials who are already prominent in the field. There was a lively discussion about the mysterious future of millennials in ed reform. Follow the conversation on Twitter with 
@educationgadfly@WaltonFamilyFdn, and #EdReformMillennials.

Moderator:

 
Alyssa Schwenk

Director of External Relations
Thomas B. Fordham Institute
 @alyssaschwenk

Discussants:

Kristen Soltis Anderson

Co-Founder
Echelon Insights
 @ksoltisanderson

Lea Crusey

Founder
Allies for Educational Equity
 @leacrusey

Mendell Grinter

Executive Director
Campaign for School Equity
 @MendellGrinter

David Murray

School Board Member
Prince George's County, District 1
 @DavidHMurray