January 26, 2006
THE GOLDWATER INSTITUTE EDUCATION CONFERENCE
Market-Based Blueprints for Education Reform in Arizona: Preschool through Postsecondary
with Keynote Speaker
Terry M. Moe, Ph.D.
PUBLIC EDUCATION SPENDING in Arizona nearly doubled over the past decade and accounts for more than half of the state's $8 billion general fund budget. The results: Almost half of the state's fourth-graders can't read at a basic level according to the Nation's Report Card; cumulative SAT scores are stagnant; Arizona's public universities have the lowest completion rates nationwide, with fewer than half of all undergraduates earning degrees in six years; and only about one in four students enrolled at a two-year community college will earn a degree in three years. If spending isn't the solution, what is?
This conference will bring together the nation's leading experts to develop comprehensive education reforms for Arizona. What strategies are proven to increase student achievement at every level? How can competitive education marketplaces help Arizona taxpayers get more bang for their education buck? These and many other important questions will be explored during the 2006 Goldwater Institute education conference.
Confirmed speakers include:
Terry M. Moe, Ph.D., William Bennett Munro Professor of Political Science Chair, Department of Political Science, Stanford University; Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Michael Block, Ph.D., Co-founder and Director, BASIS Schools, Inc.
Clint Bolick, President and General Counsel, Alliance for School Choice
James J. Duderstadt, Ph.D., President Emeritus and University Professor of Science and Engineering, University of Michigan
Virginia Walden Ford, Executive Director, D.C. Parents for School Choice
Krista Kafer, Former Senior Education Policy Analyst, The Heritage Foundation
Matthew Ladner, Ph.D., Director of State Projects, Alliance for School Choice
Dan Lips, Education Analyst, Domestic and Economic Policy, The Heritage Foundation
Jacob van Lutsenburg Maas, Ph.D., Vice President, Coordinating Council for Int'l Universities
Thursday, January 26, 2006, 8:30 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Goldwater Institute, 500 East Coronado Road, Phoenix
One block north of McDowell, west of 7th Street