On May 18, 2017, A Better Chicago hosted its second annual Education Summit. Our half-day event convened over 250 business and civic leaders to explore how philanthropy can accelerate change and deliver a world-class education to every Chicagoan. Wes Moore, CEO of The Robin Hood Foundation, best-selling author and social entrepreneur, opened the event with a key note message. His remarks were followed by panels discussing the student experience in Chicago, Illinois’s school funding model, school choice and A Better Chicago’s strategic plan. John B. King, Former U.S. Secretary of Education, delivered the closing address. We spoke with participants immediately following the summit. Here are some of the key insights they shared.
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