Millennials in Ed Reform
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.