After two years of study, the National Working Commission on Choice in K-12 Education is set to release a report showing that choice programs can be designed so that they achieve many of the benefits predicted by proponents while avoiding the pitfalls feared by critics. The commission cautions that this result requires careful planning and substantial financial support.
The commission is composed of thirteen members and includes high school administrators, university professors, and scholars from research institutions around the country. Its chair, Paul Hill of the University of Washington, will present the findings and recommendations in the report at this Brookings press briefing. After the presentation, Hill will take questions from the audience.
Copies of the report, "School Choice: Doing it the Right Way Makes a Difference," will be available at the briefing. Following the briefing, it will be available online at www.brookings.edu/browncenter.
Continental breakfast will be served beginning at 9:30am.