2002 The Future of Public Education

Held: November 22, 2002, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Vanderbilt Hall Greenberg Lounge 40 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012

Portions of this symposium have been published in Volume 59, Issue 3.

Opening Remarks

Michael J. Kuh, Symposium Editor, NYU Annual Survey of American Law
Samuel Estreicher, Professor of Law, New York University School of Law

Keynote Address

Eugene W. Hickok, Under Secretary of Education, United States Department of Education

Panel 1: New Paths in the Public Schools

Christopher Cerf, President & Chief Operating Officer, Edison Schools
Sol Stern, Senior Fellow, The Manhattan Institute
Sandra Vergari, Assistant Professor of Educational Administration and Policy, SUNY Albany
Randi Weingarten, President, United Federation of Teachers

Panel 2: Choice: Does It Improve Performance?

Clive Belfield, Associate Director, National Center for the Study of Privatization in Education, Teachers’ College, Columbia University
Krista Kafer, Senior Policy Analyst, Heritage Foundation;
Elliot Mincberg, Vice President and General Counsel, People for the American Way
Joseph Viteritti, Research Professor of Public Policy, Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University

Panel 3: Vouchers and the Post-Zelman Legal Frontier

Peter Schuck (moderator), Simeon E. Baldwin Professor of Law, Yale Law School
Bert Gall, Staff Attorney, Institute for Justice
Frank Macchiarola, President, Saint Francis College
Denise Morgan, Professor, New York Law School

Closing Remarks

Rachel L. Chanin, Editor-in-Chief, NYU Annual Survey of American Law
John E. Sexton, President, New York University