The Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College,
The Wallace Foundation, and the CUNY Institute for Education Policy
cordially invite you to attend
NEW EDUCATION ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS
IN THE UNITED STATES
Their Current Influence and Potential Future Role
in K-12 Policy Development
Associate Professor, Government & Public Policy
College of William & Mary
in conversation with
Dean, Hunter College School of Education
Director, CUNY Institute for Education Policy
Introductory Remarks by:
Amid growing interest in improving K-12 public education, in the past two decades, about five dozen new education advocacy organizations have emerged across the U.S. states. Often formed and sustained with the help of foundations, typically these groups have advanced policy agendas focused on issues like accountability, educator quality, data transparency and choice.
Paul Manna, co-author of a new study on these organizations, reflects on the basic characteristics of these new education advocacy organizations and the diverse roles they have come to play in state education policy debates. Unlike more traditional education advocacy organizations, which historically have represented teachers and school or district management groups, these new actors generally do not have large numbers of dues-paying members or affiliates drawn from those employed in public education. Based on the study he also will offer recommendations for the organizations themselves and their potential foundation supporters.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Program 5:30 PM
Reception to follow
Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College
47-49 East 65th Street (btwn. Park and Madison Avenues)
This program is co-sponsored by The Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College,
The Wallace Foundation and the CUNY Institute for Education Policy at Roosevelt House.