Class Clowns: How the Smartest Investors Lost Billions in Education

Over the past thirty years, dozens of otherwise successful investors have tried to improve education using market principles.

They have funneled billions of dollars into alternative schools, online education and textbook publishing, and have consistently failed. Professor and investment banker Jonathan A. Knee talks with Pulitzer Prize-winning jounalist, James B. Stewart about this history — from Rupert Murdoch’s billion-dollar effort to reshape elementary education through technology to hedge fund titan John Paulson who lost billions in textbook publisher Houghton Mifflin and draws lessons from these cautionary case studies for public policy makers, future investors, educational activists and teachers.











When: Mon., Feb. 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Where: 92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Ave.
212-415-5500
Price: $29
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Over the past thirty years, dozens of otherwise successful investors have tried to improve education using market principles.

They have funneled billions of dollars into alternative schools, online education and textbook publishing, and have consistently failed. Professor and investment banker Jonathan A. Knee talks with Pulitzer Prize-winning jounalist, James B. Stewart about this history — from Rupert Murdoch’s billion-dollar effort to reshape elementary education through technology to hedge fund titan John Paulson who lost billions in textbook publisher Houghton Mifflin and draws lessons from these cautionary case studies for public policy makers, future investors, educational activists and teachers.

Buy tickets/get more info now