Charlottesville Education Summit, 30 Years Later

To commemorate the 1989 Education Summit in Charlottesville, Virginia, that convened 49 of the nation’s 50 governors to discuss a single policy issue — the education of America’s children — the Aspen Institute’s Education & Society Program partnered with The 74 to produce a series of Q&A’s with distinguished leaders across politics, education and advocacy to reflect on the legacy of the summit and what lies ahead for public education. These leaders shared their thoughts on why the summit was a groundbreaking event, the strengths and shortcomings of education policy today and what is required for propelling further gains for students.