Saturday, March 05, 2011

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On Tuesday, March 8 @ 9PM EST we welcome Brian Backstrom of the Foundation for Education Reform and Accountability; Call in # is 917 932 8721 Brian Backstrom is Vice President of the Foundation for Education Reform & Accountability.
Mr. Backstrom researches and writes on a variety of topics, including:charter schools, vouchers, education tax credits, and other school choice reforms; replication of “best-practices” curricular models, the implementation of creative school designs, and other innovative educational practices; and, the use and meaningfulness of standardized testing, comparisons of student performance, and other issues surrounding educational accountability.
Mr. Backstrom previously served as the Vice President for the Empire Foundation for Policy Research, a public policy think tank based in Albany, New York, that focused on state economic issues.
Mr. Backstrom also has served as the Manager of Regulatory Policy & Operations in the Governor’s Office of Regulatory Reform, as the Director of Research for the New York State Legislative Commission on Public-Private Cooperation, and as an analyst in the governor’s Division of the Budget.
Mr. Backstrom also has served as the Chief Executive Officer of the A Brighter Choice Scholarships program in the Capital District. Mr. Backstrom, a Minnesota native, graduated cum laude from the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York, with a B.A. in Political Science and a M.S. in Public Policy Analysis. Brian also sits on the board of the Albany Preparatory Charter School.

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