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UK’s Gatton College, Schnatter Institute combine to host panel discussion on impact of charter schools


By Carl Nathe
Special to KyForward

The topic of charter schools has been in the news a lot lately and the John H. Schnatter Institute for the Study of Free Enterprise and the BB&T Program for the Study of Capitalism, units housed within the University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics, will host a panel discussion on charter schools on Thursday afternoon, March 30.

The event, titled “What’s Next for Kentucky Schools?,” is set for 4:30 p.m. in Woodward Hall (Room 307) of the Gatton College building.

Aaron Yelowitz, associate professor of economics and associate director of the Schnatter Institute, said that four faculty members from across the university, including one who also is a member of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, will participate in the discussion.

The forum is subtitled, “The Outlook for K-12 under President Trump.”

The panelists are:

— John Garen, BB&T Professor of Economics and director of the Schnatter Institute at Gatton College;

— Wayne D. Lewis Jr., executive director of Education Policy and Programs in the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet and associate professor of educational leadership in the UK College of Education;

— Joseph Waddington, assistant professor in UK College of Education; and

— Ron Zimmer, professor and director of UK’s Martin School of Public Policy and Administration.

Admission is free and the public is welcome to attend.

For more information about the March 30 event, contact Aaron Yelowitz at 859-257-7634 or via email at aaron@uky.edu.

Carl Nathe writes for UK Now


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