New Education Advocacy Organizations in the United States

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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

featuring

Paul Manna

Associate Professor, Government & Public Policy
College of William & Mary

in conversation with

David Steiner

Dean, Hunter College School of Education
Director, CUNY Institute for Education Policy

Introductory Remarks by:

Will Miller

President
Wallace Foundation

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)

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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.

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