Friday, March 2, 2012

Bringing Technology and Education Together at the AFC Policy Summit

We’ve already announced that renowned journalist andpolicy analyst Juan Williams will be speaking at our third annual National Policy Summit in May. But this week, we announced another exciting speaker who is dedicated to education reform with -- this time, with a technological edge.

Retired Intel Corporation CEO and board chairman Craig Barrett has gone from business tycoon to education advocate, working nowadays to improve education across the United States by improving technology in America’s schools.

Barrett served as chairman of the board of Intel Corporation from 2005 until 2009. Prior to his position as chairman, he served as CEO of the organization for seven years to go along with 35 years as an employee of Intel.

Since leaving Intel Corporation, Barrett has transitioned into the world of education reform, where he is president and chairman of BASIS School Inc., an Arizona-based network of seven charter schools currently operating and three slated to open in the 2012-13 school year.  Barrett also serves as chairman of Achieve, Inc., an organization dedicated to standards-based education reform efforts, and chairman of Change the Equation, a national coalition of CEOs seeking to expand literacy in science, technology, engineering, and math.

In his home state of Arizona, Barrett also is a member of the Governor’s Arizona Ready Education Council.  And Arizona is dedicated to school choice, being the home of four private school choice programs.  In fact, earlier this week, Governor Jan Brewer signed legislation increasing the amount of maximum allowabledonations to the state’s Individual School Tuition Organization Tax CreditProgram, a move that is expected to increase access to the nation’s oldest scholarship tax credit program.

To see Juan Williams, Craig Barrett, and many more at the American Federation Policy Summit, register here.  But hurry, space is limited!

The American Federation for Children National Policy Summit, School Choice Now: Breakthrough Victories for Children, will bring together the nation’s premiere policy experts, advocates, and champions of school choice to discuss the significant growth of school choice in 2011 as well as the prospects for even greater expansion in 2012. 

The summit will be held on May 3-4 in Jersey City.  For more information, visit

- American Federation for Children | Alliance for School Choice, MSG & RMS

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