3 Reasons Next Week May Be an Historic Turning Point in Public Education Reform

Secretary Arne Duncan, Dan Domenech, Randi Weingarten

Next week hundreds of teams of school board presidents, school superintendents and teacher union leaders will converge at a “collaboration” conference in Denver. The event is being called historic by some education leaders. It is also being compared to the unprecedented breaking down of barriers among traditional adversaries that was orchestrated at this year’s State of The Union address. Even some traditional cynics are acknowledging that next week could indeed be an historic turning point in public education. In this pre-event interview, we go behind the scenes and speak candidly with three of the key organizers.

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May 8, 2009
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Arne Duncan is the U.S. Secretary of Education. Duncan served as the chief executive officer of the Chicago Public Schools. Randi Weingarten is president of the 1.5-million-member American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO. Dan Domenech, Ph.d. is the Executive Director American Association of School Administrators.
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