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John E. Chubb is chief development officer and senior executive vice president of EdisonLearning, which he helped found in 1992. EdisonLearning is the nation’s leading education reform company, working typically with disadvantaged communities to create innovative charter schools, to turn around underperforming public schools and to bring online educational solutions to schools and families. Prior to assuming his current role in 2008, Dr. Chubb served as EdisonLearning’s Chief Education Officer. Before joining Edison, Dr. Chubb was a senior fellow at The Brookings Institution and a professor at Stanford University. He currently is a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and a member of Hoover’s task force on K-12 education. He is the author or editor of numerous books, including Liberating Learning: Technology, Politics, and the Future of American Education, with Terry M. Moe (Jossey-Bass, 2009), Learning From No Child Left Behind, (Hoover, 2009), 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. Dr. Chubb has served as an adviser to the White House, numerous state governments, and public and private schools and school systems. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota and an A.B. summa cum laude from Washington University, both in political science.

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Virtual Schools

Will education technology change the role of the teacher and the nature of learning?

The Private Can Be Public

During the 1999–2000 school year, public school districts spent some $35 billion on goods and services provided by private, for-profit businesses—about 10 percent of the nation’s annual K–12 education budget.

Are We Still at Risk

Students do no more homework today than they did 20 years ago, despite the recommendations of A Nation at Risk.

Ignoring the Market

Photograph by Stephanie Kuykendal. A Nation at Risk's most fatal flaw was its faith in...

The Profit Motive

Will it benefit kids?

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