The National Center on Education and the Economy answers the question: How can we create a reform agenda for the U.S. education system based on strategies used by the countries with the best student performance?


  • Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education
  • Marc Tucker, President and CEO,
    National Center on Education and the Economy
  • John Merrow, Education Correspondent,
    PBS NewsHour; President, Learning Matters
  • John Wilson, Executive Director, National Education Association
  • Tom Burnham, Mississippi State Superintendent of Public Education
  • Jerry Weast, Superintendent, Montgomery County Public Schools, Maryland
  • Linda Darling-Hammond, Professor, Stanford University School of Education
  • Robert Schwartz, Co-chair, Aspen Education and Society Program; Academic Dean, Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • Vivien Stewart, Senior Advisor for Education and Chair of the Asia Society Confucius Classrooms Initiative
  • Mari Koerner, Dean, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University
  • Thomas Toch, Executive Director, Independent Education
  • State Sen. Rich Crandall (R-AZ 19th District), Chairman, Senate Education Committee
  • Robert King, President
    Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education
  • Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers