We invite you to join us as we inaugurate our monthly Education Speakers Series in Columbus. For our first event, the Fordham Institute joins with School Choice Ohio to welcome Dr. Matthew Ladner of the Foundation for Excellence in Education to the Athletic Club of Columbus to discuss the topic of Education Savings Accounts (ESAs).

ESAs are being called "the next generation" in school choice—taking up to 90 percent of the funds that a state would have spent on a child's education and giving that money to his or her parents in the form of a debit card to spend on their child as they see fit.

Could Ohio see ESAs soon? Join us at this breakfast event on January 28 to find out and to add your voice to the conversation.

DATE: Wednesday, January 28, 2015

TIME: Doors open at 8:00 a.m.; program starts promptly at 8:30 a.m., program concludes at 9:30 a.m.

LOCATION: Athletic Club of Columbus, 136 E Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215

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Matthew Ladner is the senior advisor of policy and research for the Foundation for Excellence in Education. He has written numerous studies on school choice, charter schools, and special-education reform and coauthored Report Card on American Education: Ranking State K-12 Performance, Progress and Reform for the American Legislative Exchange Council. Ladner is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and received both a master’s and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Houston. Ladner is a senior fellow with the Foundation for Educational Choice and the Goldwater Institute.