September 18
Capitol Hill Briefing

Realistic Solutions to Big College Problems: Overhauling the Higher Education Act

Featuring Phil Magness, Coauthor, Cracks in the Ivory Tower: The Moral Mess of Higher Education; Richard Vedder, Author, Restoring the Promise: Higher Education in America; Todd Zywicki, Coeditor, Unprofitable Schooling: Examining Causes of, and Fixes for, America’s Broken Ivory Tower; moderated by Neal McCluskey, Director, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute.
May 29
Policy Forum

Why Is College So Pricey? Theories Compete!

Featuring Douglas Webber, Professor of Economics, Temple University; Jason Delisle, Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute; Neal McCluskey, Director, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute; moderated by Eric Kelderman, Senior Reporter, the Chronicle of Higher Education.
February 1
Book Forum

Islamic Education in the United States

Featuring Sabith Khan, Assistant Professor, California Lutheran University; Coauthor, Islamic Education in the United States and the Evolution of Muslim Nonprofit Institutions; and Shariq Siddiqui, Executive Director, Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action; Coauthor, Islamic Education in the United States and the Evolution of Muslim Nonprofit Institutions; moderated by Neal McCluskey, Director, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute.
July 26
Policy Forum

School Choice and Democracy: Friends or Foes?

Featuring Richard D. Kahlenberg, Senior Fellow, The Century Foundation; Max Eden, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute; and Corey A. DeAngelis, Policy Analyst, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute, and Distinguished Doctoral Fellow in Education Policy, Department of Education Reform, University of Arkansas; moderated by Neal McCluskey, Director, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute.
June 29
Policy Forum

Should Every School Serve Everyone?

Featuring Lindsey Burke, Director, Center for Education Policy, and Will Skillman Fellow in Education in the Institute for Family, Community, and Opportunity, Heritage Foundation; A. D. Motzen, National Director of State Relations, Agudath Israel of America; Joe McTighe, Executive Director, Council for American Private Education; facilitated by Neal McCluskey, Director, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute.
May 15
Policy Forum

Teaching Kids Controversy: Education, Pluralism, and Hot Topics

Featuring Jonathan Zimmerman, Professor of History of Education, University of Pennsylvania and Coauthor of the new book, The Case for Contention: Teaching Controversial Issues in American Schools; Ashley Rogers Berner, Deputy Director of the Institute for Education Policy, Johns Hopkins University, and Author, No One Way to School: Pluralism and American Public Education; Elizabeth Anderson Worden, Associate Professor, School of Education, American University, and Author, National Identity and Educational Reform: Contested Classrooms; Neal McCluskey, Director, Center for Educational Freedom and Curator, Cato’s Public Schooling Battle Map, Cato Institute; moderated by Valerie Strauss, Education Reporter, Washington Post
April 26
Policy Forum

End the ED: Time to Dissolve the U.S. Department of Education?

Opening remarks by Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY); featuring Vicki E. Alger, Research Fellow, Independent Institute and Author, Failure: The Federal Misedukation of America’s Children; Catherine Brown, Vice President, Education Policy, Center for American Progress; Neal McCluskey, Director, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute; moderated by Lauren Camera, Education Reporter, U.S. News & World Report.
November 16
Policy Forum

For‐​Profit Colleges: Awful or Abused?

Featuring Robert Shireman, Senior Fellow, Century Foundation; Richard Vedder, Director, Center for College Affordability and Productivity; Barmak Nassirian, Director of Federal Relations and Policy Analysis, American Association of State Colleges and Universities; Eric Juhlin, CEO, Center for Excellence in Higher Education; Ben Miller, Senior Director, Postsecondary Education, Center for American Progress; and Neal McCluskey, Director, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute; moderated by Kimberly Hefling, Senior Education Writer, Politico.
March 31
Book Forum

100 Years of Democracy and Education: A Critical Examination

Featuring Henry T. Edmondson III, Carl Vinson Professor of Political Science and Public Administration, Georgia College, and author of John Dewey and the Decline of American Education; Leo Casey, Executive Director, Albert Shanker Institute; and Neal McCluskey, Director, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute; moderated by Robert Pondiscio, Senior Fellow and Vice President for External Affairs, Thomas B. Fordham Institute.