School Choice: Dispelling the Myths

Corey DeAngelis is one of the nation's top authorities on school choice. In his extensive work to promote educational freedom, Corey has heard all the objections from opponents of school choice. He joins us to debunk the most common misconceptions and set the record straight on why his research confirms communities should embrace school choice for their families, not fight it.

Corey is the national director of research at the American Federation for Children, the executive director at Educational Freedom Institute, an  adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute, and a senior fellow at Reason Foundation. He was named on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for his work on education policy and received the Buckley Award from America's Future in 2020. 

Corey's research primarily  focuses on the effects of school choice programs on nonacademic outcomes such as criminal activity, character skills, mental health, and political participation. He has authored or coauthored more than 40 journal articles, book chapters, and reports on education policy. He is the coeditor of School Choice Myths: Setting the Record Straight on Education Freedom. 

His research has been published in peer-reviewed academic journals, including Social Science Quarterly, School Effectiveness and School Improvement, Educational Review, Educational Research and Evaluation, and Peabody Journal of Education. His work has also been published in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New York Post, and National Review.

Corey received his PhD in education policy from the University of Arkansas. He holds a BBA and an MA in economics from the University of Texas at San Antonio. 

This event is presented by the Center for Free Enterprise, as part of the Menard Family Lecture Series. 

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 4:30pm

Harry Frazier Hall - College of Business, PNC/Horn Auditorium BS106
110 W. Brandeis Ave. , Louisville, Kentucky 40208

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