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On Tuesday, October 16th, Teaching Matters will honor Governor Andrew M. Cuomo as a Champion of Education and Innovation at our annual luncheon. Steven Brill, Author "Class Warfare: Inside the Fight to Fix America's Schools," will deliver the keynote address.
This will be our fourth celebration of Teaching Matters' mission and those who work tirelessly to achieve greater student success. The event will be held at 12:00 pm in Harvard Hall at the Harvard Club.
All proceeds raised from the event are designated to the Elizabeth Rohatyn Fund, which is focused on the development and implementation of school-level educational innovations designed to promote teacher effectiveness and greater student success.
Elizabeth Rohatyn, Chairman Emerita of Teaching Matters, is a champion of education and innovation. Driven by the belief that teachers are the most important school-related factor in raising student achievement, Mrs. Rohatyn joined forces with former teachers, principals and technology experts and founded Teaching Matters in 1994.
Andrew M. Cuomo
Andrew M. Cuomo, elected the 56th Governor of New York State on November 2, 2010, has a lifelong commitment to public service and the proven leadership skills to make government work for the people of the state. Prior to his election as Governor, Andrew Cuomo served four years as New York's Attorney General. As the state's top legal officer, he made restoring public trust in government and protecting New York taxpayers the top priorities of his administration. As Attorney General, Andrew Cuomo brought national reform to the student loan industry, uncovered fraud within the largest health insurers in the country, protected investors from abuses on Wall Street, and made the Internet safer for children nationwide. In 1997, Cuomo was appointed by President Clinton to serve as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Andrew Cuomo's work earned HUD the prestigious "Innovations in American Government Award" from the Ford Foundation and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University on three different occasions. He has also worked as a partner in a New York City law firm and was of counsel at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson. Cuomo graduated from Fordham University in 1979 and Albany Law School in 1982. He is the father of three girls, twins Mariah and Cara and his youngest Michaela.
Steven Brill is the CEO of Press+, which has created a new business model for journalism to flourish online. He has written feature articles for The New Yorker (where he wrote about the “Rubber Rooms" that house teachers accused of incompetence), The New York Times Magazine, and TIME, and has been a columnist for Newsweek and Esquire. He teaches journalism at Yale and founded the Yale Journalism Initiative, which recruits and trains journalists. Brill founded and ran The American Lawyer magazine, Court TV, and Brill’s Content magazine. He is the author of Class Warfare: Inside the Fight to Fix America’s Schools, After: How America Confronted The September 12 Era, and The Teamsters. A graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School, he is married with three children and lives in New York.
This Year We Honor
Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor of New York
CEO of Press+ &
Author “Class Warfare: Inside the Fight to Fix America’s Schools"
Tuesday, October 16th, 2012
Harvard Club of New York, Harvard Hall