Published: May 26, 2010

Influence: A Study of the Factors Shaping Education Policy

Bill Gates, Congress, and NAEP Top Study of Influence

The Editorial Projects in Education Research Center’s new study, Influence: A Study of the Factors Shaping Education Policy, has identified Bill Gates as the most influential person in education policy over the past decade. The study, based on a two-stage survey of education experts from across the country, also identified the United States Congress as the most influential organization in education policy. The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) was found to be both the most influential research study, and information source of the past decade. Read the full report to find out who else made the list of “Influentials.”

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Chat Transcript: The Power of Influence

On Dec. 20, Kati Haycock, executive director of The Education Trust, Chester E. Finn Jr., president of the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation, and Christopher B. Swanson, director of Editorial Projects in Education Research Center, discussed the most influential people, organizations, research studies, and information sources in education policy over the past 10 years.

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