Walter H. Gale Professor of Education and Economics at the Harvard Graduate School of Education
Con to the question "Should Teachers Get Tenure?"
"[T]enure laws and the teacher labor market constrain districts' choices... When state law essentially guarantees public employment for ineffective teachers in California, low-income families pay one way or another - either in the form of salary incentives to retain and redistribute effective teachers, reductions in other services required to pay for those salary incentives, or because such policies usually fail to completely offset the burden, in terms of the lowered achievement of their children...
At a minimum, California courts should stop adding to the burden on low-income children and strike down the laws guaranteeing early tenure and seniority-based layoffs."
"In Vergara, Low-Income Students Pay... One Way or Another," brookings.edu, June 3, 2016
Experts Individuals with PhDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the study of education. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to education.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution, Mar. 2013-present
Walter H. Gale Professor of Education and Economics, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, July 2005-present
Faculty Director, Harvard Center for Education Policy Research, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, July 2005-present
Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research, Jan 1992-present
Deputy Director, US Education, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Nov. 2008-May 2012
Professor of Policy Studies and Economics, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), July 2001- June 2005
Vice Chair of the Department of Policy Studies, UCLA, July 2002-2004
Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution, June 2001-June 2003
National Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Sept. 2000-July 2001
Associate Professor of Public Policy, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, July 1997-June 2001
Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, July 1991-June 1997
Senior Economist for Labor, Education and Welfare, Council of Economic Advisers, Executive Office of the President of the United States, Aug. 1995-June 1996
Visiting Fellow, Brookings Institution, Sep. 1994-July 1995 and June 1996-Aug. 1996
Research Assistant, Research Fellow and Teaching Fellow, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1986-1991
PhD, Public Policy, Harvard University, 1991
MA, Public Policy, Harvard University, 1988
MA, Economic, University of Michigan, 1986
BA, Economics, summa cum laude, University of Notre Dame, 1983