Washington, D.C.—Education Sector’s board of directors names three prominent education leaders to the board: John Chubb, Bill Hansen, and Rebeca Huffman.

The new charter hucksters and their deep pockets don’t even hide the fact they are taking over public schools.  The sad fact is the Obama Administration does.  Take a look at the new self described “challengers of conventional thinking”.  They are all captains of sophistry and market fundamentalism.  The problem is they are so well funded that resistance will have to come in droves to drive them out.

We must repeal No Child Left Behind.  If we did this we could put them out of business.  They need NCLB to make their plan work!

John Chubb is the founder, senior executive vice president for new product development, and managing director of The Edison Learning Institute. He is also responsible for overseeing all of EdisonLearning’s new product development. Before joining Edison in 1992, Chubb was a senior fellow at The Brookings Institution and a professor at Stanford University. Chubb currently is a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.

He is the author or editor of numerous books, including Within Our Reach: How America Can Educate Every Child (Roman and Littlefield, 2005); Closing the Achievement Gap, with Tom Loveless (Brookings, 2001); and Politics, Markets, and America’s Schools, with Terry M. Moe (Brookings, 1990). His articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Education Next, The Public Interest, and The American Political Science Review, among other publications.

Bill Hansen currently serves as chairman of Madison Education Group, LC. Hansen came to Madison from Affiliated Computer Services (ACS), a Fortune 500 company supporting operations in nearly 100 countries by providing business process and information technology outsourcing solutions to world-class commercial and government clients. As senior vice president and managing director, he was responsible for creating a new education line of business in the state and local solutions group and for integrating the education services activities throughout the company into a strategic product portfolio.

Prior to his tenure at ACS, Hansen served as U.S. deputy secretary of education. In that capacity, he acted as chief operating officer of the Department of Education and helped transform the agency into an accountable, performance-based organization. He also helped lead the department to a clean, independent financial audit for the first time in its 23-year history.

Rebeca Huffman serves as vice president at the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) where she manages the grant-making work of the organization through its Fund for Authorizing Excellence. NACSA is a professional organization for education leaders working to create and grow quality charter schools at scale. 

Before joining NACSA, Huffman served for five years as president and CEO of the Washington D.C.-based Hispanic Council for Reform and Educational Options (Hispanic CREO), an organization that is the national voice for the right of Latino parents to access all educational options and is an agent of change and equity in education. 

“We are delighted to have John, Bill, and Rebeca join the board. These highly respected education leaders will add their expertise to an already strong board of directors. We look forward to working with them as Education Sector moves into a new and exciting phase of work,” said Education Sector Board Chair Margaret (Macke) Raymond.

Read more about Education Sector’s new board members.

Education Sector is an independent think tank that challenges conventional thinking in education policy. We are a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization committed to achieving measurable impact in education, both by improving existing reform initiatives and by developing new, innovative solutions to our nation’s most pressing education problems.