Former President of Los Angeles Unified School Board to Perform at National Education Celebration

Sep 27, 2011, 16:51 ET from Center for Education Reform

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Caprice Young, CEO and President, EnCorps, Inc., former president of the Los Angeles Unified School Board and former head of the California Charter Schools Assn., will be one of a select group of nationally known education reformers performing at the EdReformies – Rockin' Reform Revue on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, at the W Washington D.C. Hotel, announced today by the Center for Education Reform (CER).

"I've known Caprice for many years and her commitment to education reform is legendary. In our movement, Caprice is known as a woman of many talents, and I can't begin to tell you how excited we are for her to perform with 'The Reformers,' " said Jeanne Allen, president of CER.

Every few years the Center for Education Reform celebrates with a night dedicated to honoring distinguished leaders who have been integral in creating and expanding quality educational opportunities for children. This year, CER has created its own musical ensemble, The Reformers (education reformers with talent), the only rock group solely committed to celebrating education reform.

The Reformers will be paying tribute to eight individuals whose collective accomplishments span almost all states and represent several million new opportunities for children. The 2011 EdReformies will be awarded to John Boehner, Katherine Bradley, Kevin Chavous, John Fisher, Steve Klinsky, John Legend, Eva Moskowitz and Brian Williams.

"It was time for the education reform movement to let the hair down for one night and let our champions for children from across the country put their many talents on display. We look forward to the awards show and the musical stylings that will be presented," continued Allen.

Other members of The Reformers include:

Derrell Bradford, Executive Director, Better Education for Kids, Inc. (B4K)
Kenneth Campbell, President, Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO)
Jonas Chartock, CEO, Leading Educators
Dawn Chavous, Executive Director, Students First PA
Paul Powell, Founding Principal, Uncommon Schools-Troy Prep
Mickey Revenaugh, Executive Vice President, Connections Learning
Joe Williams, Executive Director, Democrats for Education Reform (DFER)

For more information about the EdReformies – Rockin' Reform Revue visit

CER, since 1993, is the leading voice and advocate for lasting, substantive and structural education reform in the U.S.

SOURCE Center for Education Reform