3 days / 70+ speakers
80+ seminars, workshops, and panels
National Symposium for Classical Education

Phoenix Convention Center
February 22-24, 2023
The Heritage Foundation

Jay P. Greene

Jay P. Greene is a senior research fellow in The Heritage Foundation’s Center for Education Policy.

The focus of Jay’s current research examines the effects of education on character formation and civic values.

His past research has covered a diverse set of topics, from randomized controlled trials of private school choice programs to the effects of student field trips to art museums and the theater. His most recent book is a co-edited volume, Religious Liberty and Education: A Case Study of Yeshivas vs. New York.

Prior to Heritage, Greene was at the University of Arkansas, where he served as Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Education Reform, which he founded and led for 16 years. Greene received his B.A. in history from Tufts University and earned his Ph.D. in government from Harvard University.


The Right and Wrong Ways to Advance Diversity and Inclusion in Education

Elites have a strong preference for “woke” values in education, which they often impose on schools of choice through regulation and selective philanthropic subsidy. These values, which Charles Murray has described as “luxury beliefs,” were once thought to severely damage children of the working class but largely spare those of the upper class. But now it is clearly that they are beginning to devour the children of the elite as well. I will discuss how we can break the “woke duopoly” of traditional and charter schools and reverse the pervasive damage of nihilism in modern education.