The Koret Task Force on K-12 Education discusses the No Child Left Behind Act.
During a conference on education hosted by the Hoover Institution, members of the Koret Task Force held a Q & A session about the pros and cons of the No Child Left Behind Act and whether or not congress should reauthorize it after it runs out.
John E. Chubb is chief education officer and one of the founders of Edison Schools, a private manager of public schools, including many charter schools.
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.
Eric A. Hanushek is the Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution
Paul T. Hill is a research professor and acting dean in the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs and director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, both at the University of Washington
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.
Terry M. Moe is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and professor of political science at Stanford University
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.
Herbert J. Walberg is a research professor of education and psychology emeritus and University Scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago
Terry Moe and Herb Walberg discuss why so many people are agitated by the No Child Left Behind Act. Moe infers, and Walberg agrees, that teachers do not want to be held accountable for student performance.