Mercedes Schneider has done an admirable jobs of sleuthing out the Edu-DEformista leadership of a group called the National Council on Teacher Quality. This link takes you to part XIII (or 13) of MKS’ perusal of the NCTQ board, but she is up to part XVI (16) as of this writing.
Also don’t miss the exposes of ‘Jersey Jazzman’ .
The NCTQ board is mostly made up of people who have never taught in a classroom a single day in their life but who are ‘bold’ reformers –often hedge-fund gamblers – committed to data and measurement and DEforming public education (which they neither attended or worked in).
There are a few others who are more akin to the five-week wonder, Teach-For-Awhile teacher with a grand total of TWO years of classroom experience (at which she most likely was a dismal failure) and an expired teaching license, who is now in charge of all of teacher training for the entire state of Louisiana.
Lastly, let me point people in the direction of Diane Ravitch’s blog. She is doing a tremendous job, in my humble opinion, despite the fact that she is obviously deluding in thinking that I’m doing a more than adequate job at exposing venality and hypocrisy in US education.