This talk examines K-12 reform options with special consideration given to student and teacher choice and charter school options for all regardless of their socioeconomic status.
Robert Litan is a lawyer-economist who has had a four-decade long career in legal practice, as a leading economic analyst and think tank executive, as a foundation executive, an executive in the media business, and service in high-level appointed positions in the federal government. After spending most of his career in Washington and Kansas City, Litan returned in 2014 to Wichita, Kansas, where he is partner with Korein Tillery, a law firm based in St. Louis and Chicago, and an Adjunct Senior Fellow with the Council on Foreign Relations. The author or co-author of 27 books and over 200 articles on a wide range of public policy issues, Litan’s latest books are Trillion Dollar Economists (Bloomberg Press, 2014), The Good Economy (The Kauffman Foundation and Roosevelt Institute, with Bo Cutter and Dane Stangler, February 2016), and Financial Crises and Policy Responses (AEI Press, 2016).Litan is currently on the research advisory board of the Smith Richardson Foundation.
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