Big Visions and Hard Realities: What We Can Do NowFriday, April 18, 2008
Palo Alto, California
Hopes that 2008 would be the "Year of Education" in California have definitely been dashed by the state's budget crisis. We know now what the "hard reality" looks like: $500 million in cuts to education in this current year and a proposal to cut more than $4 billion in 2008-09.
But even facing this grave budget situation, those who care about education continue to think about how to improve our schools, especially the schools that are really struggling. The EdSource Forum program was designed to advance the dialogue on several crucial school issues.
- Session #1: Interventions
Speakers: Andrew Calkins, Susan Burr, and Randolph Ward
- Session #2: Data
Speakers: Jay Pfeiffer, Joel Montero, and Gavin Payne
- Session #3: 2008-09 Budget
Speaker: Elizabeth Hill
- Session #4: Finance Reform
Speakers: Goodwin Liu, Michael Kirst, Kevin Gordon, Richard Simpson, and John Mockler
Click here for a comprehensive list of the Forum speakers.Click here to find substantive background resources related to all the topics discussed at the 2008 Forum.