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Wednesday, September 21 • 10:15am - 11:15am
Shooting from Half Court: Public Education Reform and Why We Can Do Better LIMITED

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The current system of public education is more or less maxed out in terms of results. Continuing to invest in reforming this model will result, at best, in incremental progress and pockets of success.

Thankfully, it is increasingly possible to envision an entirely new paradigm for learning, one that would be much more aligned with the modern world, more equitable to those who have been marginalized, and more compatible with the future we want for our children and communities.

Sam Franklin argues for a new approach to education reform, one that would change the fundamentals of the shots we are shooting instead of trying to get us better and better at shooting from half court. And one that would stop using outliers as a rationale to continue doing what we're doing.

Register now for a provocative call for new education pathways, and start to envision what it would look like to combine the best aspects of education, past and present, to chart a better future.

Sam will be joined for a talkback session with Derrius Quarles, someone who made that “half-court shot,” working his way from various foster homes in Chicago’s South Side to earning over a million dollars in scholarships, and starting his own business, Million Dollar Scholar, to help other students secure financial aid for college.

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Sam Franklin

Executive Resident of the Heinz School, Carnegie Mellon University
Sam Franklin is Executive Resident at the H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University. He is a professor, innovator and entrepreneur whose conclusions from a decade of leadership in public education will push your thinking about the future... Read More →
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Derrius Quarles

CEO, Million Dollar Scholar
Born and bred on the south-side of Chicago, Derrius is a 13-year alumnus of foster care who secured over one million dollars in scholarship awards before entering Morehouse College as first generation student, where he graduated cum laude.  An award-winning entrepreneur and author... Read More →


Wednesday September 21, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am EDT
Alloy 26 Auditorium 100 S Commons Pittsburgh, PA