Ed Reformers Gathered to Foster a Productive Dialogue on Race, Social Justice, and School Reform
“Can’t we all just get along?” Apparently, that’s the question a group of about two dozen education reformers tried to grapple with in a meeting in January convened by Rick Hess of American Enterprise Institute.
In late January 2017, about two dozen education leaders gathered to discuss the intersection between race, social justice, and school reform at a roundtable hosted by the American Enterprise Institute and NewSchools Venture Fund, and inspired by the previously published forum on race, social justice, and school reform in Education Next. The diverse group included individuals of different races, ethnicities, and political perspectives and with a variety of roles in education organizations. What follows is a summary of our conversation and a record of our commitment to engage in respectful and productive dialogue.