VIDEO: Cage-Busting Leadership

 

Rick Hess aptly describes his aims at the start of this provocative book: “I believe that two things are true. It is true, as would-be reformers often argue, that statutes, policies, rules, regulations, contracts, and case law make it tougher than it should be for school and system leaders to drive improvement and, well, lead. However, it is also the case that leaders have far more freedom to transform, reimagine, and invigorate teaching, learning, and schooling than is widely believed.” In his travels across the country, Hess has met school and system leaders who have shared stories about evading, blasting through, or reshaping unnecessary and counterproductive constraints.

 



Rick Hess: Shattering the myths


Mike Feinberg


Neerav Kingsland


Rick Hess: Relating education policy


Elizabeth Celania-Fagen


Mitchell Chester


Rick Hess: Defining cage-busting leadership


Jeanne DelColle


Adrian Manuel: Anecdote


Adrian Manuel: Cage-busting leadership


Michelle Rhee: Anecdote


Michelle Rhee: Cage-busting leadership


Deborah Gist: Anecdote


Deborah Gist: Cage-busting leadership


Chris Barbic: Anecdote


Chris Barbic: Cage-busting leadership


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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Graduation day: How dads’ involvement impacts higher education success

Join a diverse group of panelists — including sociologists, education experts, and students — for a discussion of how public policy and culture can help families lay a firmer foundation for their children’s educational success, and of how the effects of paternal involvement vary by socioeconomic background.

Thursday, April 24, 2014 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Getting it right: A better strategy to defeat al Qaeda

This event will coincide with the release of a new report by AEI’s Mary Habeck, which analyzes why current national security policy is failing to stop the advancement of al Qaeda and its affiliates and what the US can do to develop a successful strategy to defeat this enemy.

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Friday, April 25, 2014 | 9:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Obamacare’s rocky start and uncertain future

During this event, experts with many different views on the ACA will offer their predictions for the future.   

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