Research Professor & Historian of Education
Diane Ravitch is a research professor of education at New York University and a prolific writer, who has published more than 500 articles and reviews for scholarly and popular publications on the subject.
Inner-City Youth & Education Advocate
Profiled on 60 Minutes & in the documentary Waiting for Superman, Geoffrey Canada is the former President & CEO of Harlem Children’s Zone which works to better the futures of inner-city youths.
Renowned Finnish Educator & Scholar
Pasi Sahlberg is a Finnish educator and scholar. Known as the international “school improvement activist,” he shares his experiences in classroom teaching, teacher education, and global educational change.
Secretary of Education under President Obama
A passionate advocate and inspiring educational leader, former Secretary of Education John B. King considers himself living proof of the transformative power of education.
Washington Post Columnist & Author
Selingo has spent his journalism career covering colleges and universities worldwide. His book, College (Un)Bound: The Future of Higher Education and What It Means for Students, explores the college of tomorrow.
NYT Best-Selling Author & Motivational Leader
Acclaimed author Wes Moore energizes audiences with his remarkable personal story of overcoming adversity through education, embracing personal responsibility and emerging as an inspirational leader.
Star, The Big Bang Theory & Neuroscientist
Talented and multifaceted, Mayim Bialik - best known for her roles on Blossom and The Big Bang Theory - has a Ph.D. in neuroscience, studies Judaism and practices natural living.
Award-Winning Essayist & Critic
William Deresiewicz is an award-winning essayist and critic, a frequent college speaker, and the best-selling author of Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life.