Videos – School Choice

This event, held on July 31, 2014 in Boston, featured a panel discussion with Jeanne Allen, president emeritus of the Center for Education Reform; Cynthia Brown, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress; Leo Casey, executive director of the Albert Shanker Institute; and John McKoy, Fight For Children’s director of programmatic initiatives. The discussion...
Washington, D.C. Deputy Mayor for Education Abigail Smith delivered the keynote address for “District and Charter Early Childhood Ed: Lessons from D.C.,” a public forum held on July 31, 2014 in Boston, Mass.
Pioneer Institute believes that all kids deserve access to a great education. That's why we have always supported choices for parents and students, whether through interdistrict programs, vocational-technical schools, private and parochial schools, or high-quality charter schools. Earlier this year, we visited Community Day Charter Public Schools, an excellent group of schools serving grades K-8...
This video features Thomas F. Birmingham, Former Massachusetts Senate President and co-author of the 1993 Massachusetts Education Reform Law. He was a Keynote speaker at the event, “20 Years of Education Reform: 1993 MERA, Its Legacy, and Its Future.”
This video features the Honorable William F. Weld, former Massachusetts Governor and co-author of the 1993 Massachusetts Education Reform Law. Governor Weld gave one of the two Keynote addresses at the forum, “20 Years of Education Reform: 1993 MERA, Its Legacy, and Its Future.”
This video presents the panel discussion from the Pioneer forum: “20 Years of Education Reform,” featuring Tripp Jones of New Profit, Inc., Sandra Stotsky, Emerita Professor of Education Reform at University of Arkansas, Michael Sentance, former Massachusetts Secretary of Education, and David Driscoll, former Massachusetts Commissioner of Education
Dr. Howard Fuller, distinguished professor of education and director of the Institute for the Transformation of Learning at Marquette University, gave the keynote address at Pioneer’s education forum, “Authorizing Excellence: Charter Public Schools in Massachusetts,” held on June 4th, 2013.
Gerard Robinson, former Virginia Secretary of Education, was a keynote speaker at the Pioneer Institute’s Charter School Forum. Feb. 21, 2013 Omni Parker House Boston, MA
Nina Rees, president of National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, presents at the Pioneer Institute’s Charter Forum. Feb. 21, 2013, Omni Parker House Boston, MA
Pioneer Institute visited Phoenix Charter Academy in Chelsea, where we talked with Phoenix Executive Director Beth Anderson and 2009 PCA graduate and current staff member Julio Hernandez about the unique mission of the school, which serves at-risk youth. They told us about the benefits that this educational model can bring to students from Springfield, Chicopee...