The American Enterprise Institute hosted a special forum on Feb. 12, 2012, on Cage-Busting Leadership, the new book by Rick Hess that looks at the constraints education leaders face (and imagine) as they try to improve schools and school systems.

Hess moderated the forum, and panelists included Chris Barbic, of the Tennessee Achievement School District; Deb Gist, of the Rhode Island Department of Education; Kaya Henderson, of DC Public Schools; Adrian Manuel, of Kingston High School; and Michelle Rhee, of StudentsFirst.

An article based on the book, “Combating the Culture of Can’t,” was recently published by Education Next in advance of the Spring 2013 issue.

—Education Next

Last updated February 10, 2013