Webinar: The Accountability Myth

Webinar: The Accountability Myth with Dr. Michael McShane on Thursday, September 29 at 9:00 AM

Critics of school choice often argue that traditional public schools are held accountable, while private and alternative schools are not. Yet, as Dr. Michael McShane demonstrates in his report, The Accountability Myth, traditional public schools are not accountable financially, democratically, or academically. 

Join Alaska Policy Forum and Dr. McShane for a 45-minute myth-busting discussion of how traditional public schools avoid accountability. After the presentation, there will be an opportunity to ask questions. The webinar will be held Thursday, September 29 at 9:00 AM Alaska time.

Register here to guarantee your spot in this exciting conversation.


About Our Guest Speaker

Dr. Michael Q. McShane is the director of national research at EdChoice. Mike is the editor of New and Better Schools, the author of Education and Opportunity and coeditor of Educational Entrepreneurship Today, Teacher Quality 2.0 and Common Core Meets Education Reform. His analyses and commentary have been published widely in the media, including in the Huffington Post, National Affairs, USA Today and The Washington Post. He has also been featured in education-specific outlets such as Teachers College Commentary, Education Week, Phi Delta Kappan and Education Next. In addition to authoring numerous white papers, McShane has had academic work published in Education Finance and Policy and the Journal of School Choice. A former high school teacher, he earned a Ph.D. in education policy from the University of Arkansas, an M.Ed. from the University of Notre Dame and a B.A. in English from St. Louis University.