In Chapter 8 of 23 in his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, charter school CFO Andrew Epstein answers "What Has Your Work Experience Taught You About How Education Careers are Changing?" Epstein shares how the charter school movement has enabled entrepreneurship to enter the education system. He shares how charter schools are bringing young, motivated leaders into education in ways not seen previously. He also shares how he reconciles encouraging an entrepreneurial structure that is also accountable to students, parents and teachers.
Andrew Epstein is CFO of the Ascend Learning Charter School Network. Previously, Epstein was a finance executive at Democracy Prep Public Schools and an operations executive at Universal Music Group's Island Def Jam Records. He is a former Teach for America corps member and middle-school science teacher. He holds a BA from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Columbia Business School.