If only I had known sooner, I would have posted the announcement of today’s symposium.

Yes! There is money to be made by investing in charter schools! It’s all about the children! It’s the civil rights issue of our time! And a great investment too!!

“Bonds and Blackboards: Investing in Charter Schools (New York, NY)
Symposium – July 10, 2013; 9:30 – 6:30 PM

WHAT: A one-day symposium to help Wall Street – especially the tax-exempt bond market – understand the value of investing in charter schools and best practices for assessing their bond credit.

WHEN: Wed., July 10 – 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (Registration and breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m.)

WHERE: The Harvard Club of New York City, 35 West 44th Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues.

WHO: Confirmed speakers include Noah Wepman of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; LISC CEO Michael Rubinger; charter school investors Alliance Bernstein, Hamlin Capital and Nuveen; commercial bankers; bond underwriter RBC Capital Markets; and rating agency Standard & Poor’s. The charter school sector will be represented by SUNY, a charter school authorizer; charter support organizations; and charter school operators.

The keynote speaker is Brett Peiser, CEO of Uncommon Schools, a charter school network of 32 schools in the Northeast that has successfully reversed the achievement gap between low-income students and their higher-income counterparts.

Registration for this event is now closed.
If you are interested in attending, please email effc@lisc.org to see if we can accommodate you.

Location: Harvard Club
35 West 44th Street
City: New York
State: New York”