Making Education A Top Issue For 2008 -- Somehow
Looking for something to do next week? Get yourself invited to the official Tuesday April 24 pre-launch of "Strong American Schools," the Gates and Broad funded public awareness campaign that -- as I broke in January -- is going to be headed by former Governor and LAUSD superintendent Roy Romer. The project is going to be run through Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, headed by Melissa Berman formerly of the Conference Board (see profile PDF here).
No news as of yet on just how the effort plans to bring education to the front burner or who they've got to do their policy or political work, though I know they've been talking to some good people.