Sponsored by Todd Peterson
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
The Depot Minneapolis – A Renaissance Hotel
Please join us for an American Experiment Luncheon Forum at which political scientists Terry Moe and John Chubb talk about their new book, Liberating Learning, and how technology promises to make schools “significantly better over time” by replacing the “dead hand of monopoly with the dynamism of diversity and competition.”
Setting technology apart, they argue, from other sources of education improvement, is its “far-reaching capacity to change politics – and to eat away, relentlessly and effectively at the political barriers that have long prevented reform.”
Getting to what some might consider the heart of the matter, they add: “To put it simply: the seepage oftechnology into the system – which cannot be stopped and will continue – works slowly but inexorably to undermine the political power of the teachers unions.”
Almost twenty years ago, Drs. Chubb and Moe wrote the seminal Politics, Markets & America’s Schools. Their new book promises to be no less path-breaking.
Terry Moe is the William Bennett Munro Professor of Political Science at Stanford University. John Chubb is founder and Chief Development Officer of Edison Learning.
American Experiment Members: $30
To register via mail please send a check or credit card information to:
Center of the American Experiment, 1024 Plymouth Building, 12 South 6th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402