When: Thu., Jan. 24, 4 p.m. 2013
A leader in education policy, CNN education contributor and author Steve Perry believes "Success is determined by where you end, not where you start." This philosophy inspired him to establish ConnCap and the Capital Preparatory Magnet School, two programs that help poor and minority children attend college. Perry's latest book, Push Has Come to Shove: Getting our Kids the Education They Deserve (Even if it Means Picking a Fight), addresses current challenges in the U.S. public school system. This event takes place in the Student Center Ballroom and is followed by a book signing.