Monday, September 19, 2011, 1:00-2:15 p.m. AEI, Twelfth Floor
1150 Seventeenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036
Two blocks from Farragut North Metro
• MAYOR ANTONIO R. VILLARAIGOSA, City of Los Angeles
• FREDERICK M. HESS, AEI
Now serving his second term, Los Angeles mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa has earned a reputation as a hard-charging and outspoken champion of school improvement. He has shut down failing schools, created new opportunities for alternative school providers, and navigated around complicated union contracts--all while wrestling with severe budget shortfalls. Recently made president of the US Conference of Mayors, Villaraigosa is now aiming to bring to that role the same unapologetic commitment to urban school reform. Join us for a conversation on what Villaraigosa has learned from his efforts in Los Angeles, what it takes for mayors to impact public education, and how policymakers and reformers can help drive urban school improvement.
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