Hunt Institute Policy & Program Director Casey Remer Shares Expertise at Raleigh Chamber Education Forum

June 9, 2016

DURHAM, N.C. – Focused on the future of education for North Carolina by 2030, The Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce hosted their annual education forum on June 7 in downtown Raleigh. Hunt Institute Policy and Program Director Casey Remer served as a guest panelist, and engaged with a crowd of more than 60 business, education and community leaders.

The event, cohosted by the WakeEd Partnership, a nonprofit committed to improving public education and advocating for excellent educational opportunities for all students, addressed the key policies and programs in place now and in the future; how they will benefit students and improve education outcomes; the challenges faced in the education continuum; and how the business community can help.
Remer, an expert in education policy initiatives, shared her knowledge and data on what matters most for education and the steps the state and business community can take to help prepare the graduating class of 2030 – this fall’s kindergarten class – for college and careers.

“There are no quick fixes, and successful implementation of any reform or program takes time,” said Remer. “Unfortunately, often times programs or policies get changed before they have chance to take hold, which I think can be frustrating for all. That is why what you as business leaders are engaged in today is so important. By setting a vision and building support, you can provide the cover needed to push for sustained reforms that will lead to improvement for our students.”

Other panelists featured included Dr. Junius Gonzales, senior vice president of Academic Affairs for UNC General Administration; NC Sen. Chad Barefoot; and moderator Brenda Berg, BEST NC president and CEO. 

Remer spearheads the development and implementation of The Institute’s policy and program agenda, the materials for The Institute’s signature policymaker convenings, as well as the curriculum for the Hunt-Kean Leadership Fellows program.



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