Behind the Headline: John E. Chubb, Education Researcher and National Private School Leader, Dies

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John E. Chubb, Education Researcher and National Private School Leader, Dies
Ed Week | 11/13/15

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The Private Can Be Public
Education Next| Spring 2001

Influential education researcher and leader John Chubb passed away last week. Chubb most recently served as president of the National Association of Independent schools.

As noted by Arianna Prothero

Prior to taking the reins at NAIS in 2013, Chubb wore multiple hats in the education world as a teacher at Stanford University, as a founder of Edison Schools, an education management company, and as a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, among many other roles.

He was also an influential figure in the school choice movement.  w

In his widely-publicized book Politics, Markets and America’s Schools, Chubb and co-author Terry M. Moe argued that more school autonomy and parental choice improved student performance, and that states should encourage competition between public and private schools.

John Chubb will be greatly missed by the education community.

Chubb served on the founding editorial board of Education Next.

For the very first issue of the magazine he wrote about the role of private enterprise in public education.

In the pages of Ed Next he debated the future of No Child Left Behind with Diane Ravitch in 2009 and with Robert Linn, Kati Haycock, and Ross Wiener in 2005.

Other articles he wrote looked at how education technology will change teaching and learning and what happens when choice is extended into the world of online learning

—Education Next

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