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
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.