8:30-8:45: Opening Remarks from Wake Forest Law School’s Dean Morant
8:45-10:30: Panel 1 – K-12 Education: This panel will address the role of state and federal governments in privatization and public education by incorporating theoretical perspectives on public education as a public good.
Moderator: Wendy Parker, Wake Forest University School of Law
– Kristi Bowman, Michigan State University College of Law
– Erica Frankenberg, Penn State University, Department of Education
– Ann McColl, North Carolina State Board of Education
– Kimberly Robinson, University of Richmond School of Law
– Steve Pines, Education Industry Association
10:45-12:15: Panel 2 – K-12 Education: This panel will address issues surrounding alternative schools including the current school voucher system, its effect on special education and segregation, and the need for innovative education practices in both charter and public schools.
Moderator: Jonathan Cardi, Wake Forest University School of Law
– Derek Black, University of South Carolina School of Law
– James Dwyer, William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
– Danielle Holley-Walker, University of South Carolina School of Law
– Dennis Parker, American Civil Liberties Union
1:45-3:15: Panel 3 – Higher Education: This panel will address current issues and trends in higher education, including for-profit schools and the adoption of private standardized admission models.
Moderator: Chris Meazell, Wake Forest University School of Law
– Lia Epperson, American University Washington College of Law
– Kent Jenkins, Corinthian Colleges Inc.
– Omari Simmons, Wake Forest University School of Law
– Joseph Soares, Wake Forest University, Department of Sociology
In the news: