From the event Rethinking Education Governance on December 1, 2011 at the Capitol Hilton -

Opening Remarks: Chester E. Finn, Jr.

Session I: Challenges

What governance challenges currently mire efforts to reform education? This panel will tackle the financial systems and governance structures that impede change, drawing on the examples of innovators both within and without the system whose reforms have been stifled or slowed by our curious current structures and policies. It will also explain how our present system has harmed our nation's most disadvantaged youth. Panelists include Cynthia Brown, Michelle Davis, Marguerite Roza, and Steven F. Wilson.

Moderator: Michael J. Petrilli, executive vice president, Thomas B. Fordham Institute