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Edited by: Richard Whitmire

Richard Whitmire, a veteran newspaper reporter and former editorial writer at USA Today, is the author of the just-published The Bee Eater: Michelle Rhee Takes on the Nation’s Worst School District. He is also the author of Why Boys Fail, which explores why boys are falling behind in K-12 schools. He writes the Why Boys Fail blog for Education Week and comments on urban school reform issues

Edited by: Jeanne Allen

Jeanne Allen is the founder and president of CER, the leading voice and advocate for lasting, substantive and structural education reform in the US. She is recognized as one of the country’s leading education experts and appears frequently on national television and radio programs.

Edited by: Kevin P. Chavous

Kevin P. Chavous is a partner at law firm SNR Denton LLP. He is a former member of the DC Council and continues his efforts to bring quality school choice to students by speaking across the country. Kevin is Chairman of Black Alliance for Educational Options. He is co-founder and chair of Democrats for Education Reform.

Edited by: John M. Engler

John M. Engler is president of the Business Roundtable and a former three-term Michigan Governor. As governor, Engler was committed to improving education, focusing on high standards, more accountability and strengthening local control.

Edited by: Juan Williams

Juan Williams serves as a Fox News political analyst, a regular panelist on Fox News Sunday, and as a regular substitute host for The O’Reilly Factor. In addition to prize-winning columns and editorial writing for The Washington Post, he has also authored six books.

Edited by Samuel Casey Carter

Samuel Casey Carter has been a leader in educational change and culture for more than twenty years, having managed some of the world's leading education companies. As Senior Fellow with the Center for Education Reform, he advised the President on organizational matters and was commissioned to write On Purpose: How Great School Cultures Form Strong Character. Carter also penned the book, No Excuses: Lessons from 21 High-Performing, High-PovertySchools.