Michael McShane (February 24)

“Education and Opportunity”

Michael Q. McShane is Director of Education Policy at the Show-Me Institute.  A former high school teacher, he earned a Ph.D. in education policy from the University of Arkansas, an M.Ed. from the University of Notre Dame, and a B.A. in English from St. Louis University.

McShane’s analyses and commentary have been published widely in the media, including in the Huffington Post, National Affairs, USA Today, and The Washington Post. He has also been featured in education-specific outlets such as Teachers College Commentary, Education Week, Phi Delta Kappan, and Education Next. In addition to authoring numerous white papers, McShane has had academic work published in Education Finance and Policy and the Journal of School Choice. He is the editor of New and Better Schools (Rowman and Littlefield, 2015), the author of Education and Opportunity (AEI Press, 2014), and coeditor of Teacher Quality 2.0 (Harvard Education Press, 2014) and Common Core Meets Education Reform (Teachers College Press, 2013).

Upcoming Presenters

The first three speakers for 2016 will be Michael McShane on February 24, Robert P. Barnidge on March 30, and Michael Podgursky on April 27. Details for each speaker and additional speakers will be posted soon.