Foundation for Education Reform and Accountability


National School Choice Week Whistle-Stop Tour
February 1, 2013
The Foundation for Education Reform & Accountability is teaming up with other school choice advocates to celebrate National School Choice Week and to shine a spotlight on effective education options for every child. National School Choice Week has chartered a historic railcar and is organizing the school choice movement’s first cross-country, whistle-stop train tour to galvanize public support for enhanced educational options, which will make a stop in Albany.  A reception will be held at 6:30 pm at the Corning Tower Observation Deck and registration is required. 
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Foundation for Education Reform and The Business Council of NYS to Host “Won’t Back Down” Screening, Panel Discussion on Parental Empowerment in Education
September 26, 2012
The Foundation for Education Reform & Accountability and the Business Council of New York State will host a screening of the new movie “Won’t Back Down” at the Colonie Center Regal Theatres at the Colonie Center Mall on Wednesday, October 3rd at 5:00 p.m.  The film, based on actual events, tells the story behind California’s “parent trigger” movement.  Attendees at the screening are expected to include parents, educators, and business leaders, and a discussion panel will make comments and take questions after the screening. 
Press Release

School Choice: The Answer for New York’s Twin Fiscal & Educational Crises?
April 30, 2009
Hundreds of thousands of students across New York State attend failing public schools. Catholic schools and Jewish day schools face a financial crisis that threatens widespread closures, displacing students and adding to district overcrowding.  And, the state faces massive deficits that will force reconsideration of virtually every major program. Some would argue that school choice – in various forms – could be the answer to these crises.  This event, co-sponsored by the Foundation for Education Reform & Accountability and the Manhattan Institute, explores relevant academic research, and weighs the pros and cons of various school-choice options.
Conference Agenda and Audio |   Speaker Biographies

Boosting Accountability in New York’s Schools: How to Meet the Governor’s Historic Challenge
March 8, 2007
A panel of state and national education experts will gather at the state Capitol in Albany to examine and debate Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s historic education reform plan, which aims to increase accountability for New York schools.  In order to succeed, it will require an overhaul of the State’s current educational accountability system, which is simply not designed to accomplish the goals the governor has laid out.
Conference Agenda |    Report: Grading Education: Making New York’s Schools More Accountable (pdf) | Transcript

Should 280,000 New York City Children Be Left Behind?: How Charter Schools Can Help
February 27, 2003
With the signing of the No Child Left Behind Act in 2002, New York City faces newly stringent requirements to provide children in underperforming schools with the educational options they deserve. What can be done to provide these options? Are charter schools part of the answer?
Conference AgendaTranscript of Keynote Address