Elevator Pitch on Educational Expertise

The expertise we need to improve education comes not from business leaders nor the other citizens who dedicate their time and energy to serving on boards of education or in the legislature, nor even from education leaders (most of whom have built careers building compromises that satisfy different constituencies). The expertise comes from scholars who have built careers studying the factors that lead to learning and the scholars who are sufficiently forward-thinking to envision schools that will prepare students for their future.