In recognition of National School Week (January 21-27, 2024), the Hoover Institution brings together three leading scholars to discuss the current state of school choice in the United States, what the latest school choice research reveals, and what the future may hold as state policymakers continue to expand educational options for parents and families.

Stephen Bowen, executive director of the Hoover Education Success Initiative, leads a conversation on policy, practice and research with featured Hoover visiting fellows Corey DeAngelis, Anna Egalite and John Singleton.

About The Panelists:

Corey DeAngelis is a senior fellow at the American Federation for Children. He is also the executive director at the Educational Freedom Institute, a senior fellow at the Reason Foundation, an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute, and a board member at the Liberty Justice Center. He has been labeled the “school choice evangelist” and called “the most effective school choice advocate since Milton Friedman.”

Anna J. Egalite is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development at NC State University. Her studies have examined school choice policy, school size, the influence of family background on intergenerational economic mobility, and the diversification of the teacher labor force.

John D. Singleton is an associate professor of economics at the University of Rochester and a faculty research fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research. His work on school choice has appeared in leading economics journals. He was previously a dissertation and postdoctoral fellow of the National Academy of Education. He received his PhD from Duke University.

About the Moderator:

Stephen Bowen currently serves as the executive director of the Hoover Education Success Initiative and is a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution. In this role, he works to ensure that Hoover’s education research is informed by and responsive to the needs of practitioners, state policy leaders and education reform advocates.

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