Forums & Summits

Summit on Redesigning Accountability - Keynote by Dr. Dorothy Shepland, professor at Metro State University, and panelists on the detriments of high-stakes testing and the test-based state educational accountability system; update on Adams 14; and A4PEP's draft plan to redesign state accountability.

August 21, 2022

Donald Cohen -- co author with Allen Mikaelian.  The Privatization of Everything:  How the Plunder of Public Goods Transformed America and How We Can Fight Back

April 3, 2022.

Donald Cohen is the founder and executive director of the research and policy center In the Public Interest.

Wagma Mommandi, M.Ed and Dr. Kevin Welner - "School's Choice:  How Charter Schools Control Access and Shape Education."  Co-authors  School’s Choice: How Charter Schools Control Access and Shape their Enrollment.

February 20, 2022

Kevin Welner is a professor of education policy at the University of Colorado Boulder School of Education and (by courtesy) at the School of Law.

Keron Blair - "Reclaiming our schools"

​August 18, 2021

National Director of Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools

Professor Nicholas Lemann - author of "The Big Test, The secret history of the American Meritocracy"  July 24, 2021.

Dean Emeritus at Columbia University, staff writer for The New Yorker.

Lisa Graves -  "Shining a light on dark money in public education

June 12, 2021.

A nationally recognized expert on the influence of special interests and dark money.

Dr. Lorenzo A. Trujillo - "Effects of the “education reform” movement On the underserved student:

Addressing academic needs through music and art" 

January 11, 2020. 

Assistant Dean and Professor of Law at the University of Colorado Law School. 

Angela Engel - "Corporate Education and the Demise of Democracy"  (Double click for more info)

October 10th, 2019.

Author of Seeds of Tomorrow: Solutions for improving our children’s education, and the collaborative book project Fixing Public Education.