Why Education Remains America's Most Ignored Crisis
National Journal - The Newseum
Politicians from both sides of the aisle agree: early childhood education plays a crucial role in ensuring America’s economy and global competitiveness. Even amid challenging fiscal climates, states have advanced innovative approaches to early learning policies, and new federal initiatives are trying to sustain their momentum and expand their reach. What’s next for early learning, and what can the White House and Congress do to support it?
This National Journal policy summit will feature a panel of experts exploring how the two presidential candidates’ visions for early education might translate into policy and the impact these policies might have on the nation’s long term economic health. The discussion will also examine the current early childhood education policies at work in the states and offer a range of policy solutions to guarantee American children have the tools they need to succeed in a global economy.
National JournalThe Honorable Michael Castle
DLA PiperBarry Downing
Northrock, Inc.Rolf Grafwallner, Ph.D.
Assistant State Superintendent
Early Childhood Development, Maryland Department of EducationLaura McSorley
Early Childhood Initiative, Teach For AmericaNina Rees
Chief Executive Officer
National Alliance for Public Charter SchoolsArthur J. Rolnick, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow and Co-Director of the Human Capital Research Collaborative
Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota