Panel discussion on education reform to follow featuring newly-elected State Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK— The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s National Chamber Foundation will stop in Oklahoma City as part of a 12-city tour to bring together business and opinion leaders to view and discuss the ground breaking movie on K-12 public education reform, Waiting for “Superman.”WHO:

Janet Barresi, newly-elected state superintendent of public instruction
Tracy McDaniel, school leader at KIPP Reach in Oklahoma City
Bill Price, chairman of the Oklahoma School Choice Coalition
Ed Allen, president, Oklahoma City chapter of the American Federation of Teachers
David Blatt, director of the Oklahoma Policy Institute
Phyllis Hudecki, executive director of the Oklahoma Business & Education Coalition
Moderator: Fred Morgan, president, The State Chamber of Oklahoma


U.S. Chamber, State Chamber of Oklahoma, Oklahoma Business and Education Coalition, Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs and Oklahoma Policy Institute host screening of Waiting for “Superman.” An education panel discussion will follow the movie screening.


Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010
2:30 p.m. CDT registration
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. CDT screening and panel discussion


AMC Quail Springs
2501 W. Memorial Rd.
Oklahoma City, OK

RSVP:    Members of the media are invited to attend.  RSVP is mandatory. Additional lighting and a mult box will be available for audio and visual needs. For more information or to register, e-mail or call 405-272-4432.  
The National Chamber Foundation (NCF), a non-profit affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, is dedicated to identifying and fostering public debate on emerging critical issues. We provide business and government leaders with insight and resources to address tomorrow's challenges.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.
The State Chamber of Oklahoma represents more than 2,000 Oklahoma businesses and 400,000 employees and has served as the state’s leading advocate for business since 1926.