Boosting Accountability in New York’s Schools

Senate Minority Caucus Room, State Capitol, Albany

How to Meet the Governor’s Historic Challenge

John C. Reid, the state’s assistant secretary for education under Gov. Eliot Spitzer, offers welcoming remarks to those gathered at the Empire Center education forum (© Dave Feiden).

A panel of state and national education experts gathered at the state Capitol in Albany March 8 to examine and debate Gov. Spitzer’s historic education reform plan, which aims to hold New York schools more accountable than ever before. This page features a link to a slide presentation by one of the featured speakers and streaming audio of the event.

A transcript of the forum’s first part, featuring welcoming remarks and presentations, can be found here. A transcript of the forum’s panel discussion can be found here.




John C. Reid
Assistant Secretary for Education
State of New York, Executive Chamber (Governor’s Office)



Thomas W. Carroll
President, Foundation for Education Reform & Accountability
   REPORT: GRADING EDUCATION: Making New York’s Schools More Accountable



Paul E. Peterson, a nationally renowned education expert from Harvard University and director of its Program on Educational Policy and Governance at the Kennedy School of Government, speaks on what does-and doesn’t-work when trying to increase school accountability
(© Dave Feiden).

Paul E. Peterson
Director, Program on Educational Policy and Governance
Kennedy School of Government




David F. Shaffer
President, Public Policy Institute of New York State

Carl Hayden
Chancellor Emeritus
New York State Board of Regents

Richard C. Iannuzzi
President, New York State United Teachers

Sol Stern, a Manhattan Institute senior fellow and contributing editor to City Journal, offers his thoughts on boosting school accountability during a panel discussion examining Gov. Spitzer’s education-reform plan (© Dave Feiden).

Timothy G. Kremer
Executive Director, New York State School Boards Association

Thomas L. Rogers
Executive Director, New York State Council of School Superintendents.

Sol Stern
Contributing Editor, City Journal and Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute


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Tim Hoefer

Tim Hoefer is president & CEO of the Empire Center for Public Policy.

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