You’re invited to attend a virtual sample lecture for prospective students to learn more about the Schar School of Policy and Government and our programs.
Public education in America is a multi-billion dollar business that represents the largest responsibility of most state and local governments, with major federal government and private sector engagement as well. Heightened expectations to prepare students better for life after school, persistent equity gaps, and long-standing funding challenges have led to vigorous debates across the nation about how best to reform public education. The pandemic has added extraordinary challenges and inequitable impacts, with policymakers at the federal, state, and local level engaging vigorously to shape the response. How can policymakers best improve the system for children and families? Professor Holton brings to this class her perspective as former Virginia Secretary of Education and current Board of Education member, as well as her extensive experience at the intersection of education and politics nationally.
Date: Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 6:00 PM ET (Virtual Event)
Taught by: Professor Anne Holton
MEET THE PROFESSOR
Professor Anne Holton previously served as Interim President of George Mason University from 2019-20. She was also Virginia's former Secretary of Education in 2014-16 where she worked to increase Virginia's investment in public education, promote innovation in schools, and ensure every student has a successful pathway to the future, especially those in high-poverty communities. Her life's work has focused on children and families at the margin, and the crucial role education must play in helping young people.