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The Hoover Institution's Koret Task Force on K-12 Education Presents: A Debate on School Reform: Curriculum and Instruction or Markets and Choice?
The Koret Task Force on K-12 Education is a top-rate team of education experts brought together by the Hoover Institution, with the support of the Koret Foundation, to work on education reform. The primary objectives of the task force are to gather, evaluate, and disseminate existing evidence in an analytical context, and analyze reform measures that will enhance the quality and productivity of K-12 education.
Chester E. Finn Jr.
Chester E. Finn Jr., a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, is chairman of the Koret Task Force on K-12 Education and president and trustee of the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation.
Formerly a professor of education and public policy at Vanderbilt University, Finn also served as assistant secretary for research and improvement and counselor to the secretary of the U.S. Department of Education. He currently serves as the senior editor for Education Next.
E.D. Hirsch Jr.
E. D. Hirsch Jr., a member of the Koret Task Force on Kâ€”12 Education and a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution, is professor emeritus of education and humanities at the University of Virginia. He is the author of several books on education issues, including The Knowledge Deficit and The Schools We Need and Why We Don't Have Them. He is the founder and chairman of the board of the Core Knowledge Foundation.
Caroline M. Hoxby
Caroline M. Hoxby is a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution and a member of the Koret Task Force on K-12 Education. She is the Allie S. Freed Professor of Economics at Harvard University and the director of the Economics of Education Program for the National Bureau of Economic Research. She also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Board for Education Sciences.
Paul E. Peterson
Paul E. Peterson, a member of the Koret Task Force on Kâ€”12 Education and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, is the Henry Lee Shattuck Professor of Government and director of the Program on Education Policy and Governance at Harvard University.
Peterson is the editor in chief of Education Next and author or editor of numerous books on U.S. education, including Choice and Competition in American Education, No Child Left Behind? The Politics and Practice of School Accountability, and The Future of School Choice.
Diane Ravitch is a research professor of education at New York University and a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. She has written ten books including her most recent, The Death and Life of the Great American School System. She was US assistant secretary of education and counselor to the secretary of education during part of the George H. W. Bush administration. She was appointed to the National Assessment Governing Board by the Clinton administration's secretary of education. For ten years, she held the Brown Chair in Education Studies at the Brookings Institution and edited Brookings Papers on Education Policy. Before entering government service, she was a professor of history and education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Ravitch is a former Guggenheim Fellow. Her writing has appeared in many newspapers and magazines, and she blogs for Education Week, Politico, and The Huffington Post.