The High School Symposium took place on April 4, 2002, in Washington, DC. Details of the three panels are presented here. To download a respondent's biography, click on the MS Word icon by his or her name.
Panel 1: Challenges Facing Today's American High School
Chester Finn, Fordham Foundation
"What is Secondary Education and How Can We Do It Better? Is There a Federal Role?"
Jan Somerville, Education Trust
"Youth at the Crossroads: High School and Beyond"
Anthony P. Carnevale, Education Testing Service
"The Future of the Labor Market and Implications for High School Reform"
Panel 2: Preparing Students for High Achievement and Postsecondary Transitions
John Bishop, Cornell University
"What Should Be the Federal Role in Supporting and Shaping Development of State Accountability Systems for Secondary School Achievement?
Robert Balfanz, Johns Hopkins University
"Reconceptualizing Extra-Help for High School Students in a High Standards Era"
James Rosenbaum, Northwestern University
"Social Policies to Help Youth Understand the New Rules of College and the Labor Market"
Thomas Bailey, Columbia University
"What Role Can Dual Enrollment Programs Play in Easing the Transition Between High School and Postsecondary Education?"
Panel 3: The Role of Career and Technical Education in High Schools
Ken Gray, Pennsylvania State University
"The Role of Career and Technical Education in the American High School: A Public Policy Analysis"
Gene Bottoms, Southern Regional Education Board
"Raising the Achievement of Low Performing Students: What High Schools Can Do"