Global Conference 2011

Global Conference 2011

K-12 Education Reform: Ensuring American Students Remain Competitive

Monday, May 2, 2011 / 9:30 am - 10:45 am

The American people and the politicians finally seem to have reached a consensus: Children in our K-12 public schools deserve and must have better. Everyone - superintendents, administrators, teachers, principals, union officials and elected legislators - is on the hot seat, expected to start delivering results. Proposed solutions abound, from President Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to school superintendents, business executives, labor leaders, and nonprofit foundations and think tanks. But are we headed in the right direction? Are our education and political leaders ready to meet world standards? Can there be consensus and collaboration on reaching shared goals?


Lowell Milken

Co-Founder, Knowledge Universe Education; Founder, TAP: The System for Teacher and Student Advancement


Craig Barrett

Retired Chairman/CEO, Intel Corp.

Eli Broad

Founder, The Broad Foundations; Founder, KB Home and SunAmerica

Jeb Bush

President, Jeb Bush and Associates LLC; former Governor, State of Florida

Allan Golston

President, United States Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Randi Weingarten

President, American Federation of Teachers

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