National Working Commission On Choice in K-12 Education

November 19, 2003 1 min read
  • Save to favorites
  • Print

The panel, which worked with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates and Annie E. Casey foundations, examined how educational options could be constructed to influence positive outcomes in four basic areas:

  • Benefits to children whose parents exercise school choice;
  • Benefits (or at least no harm) to families that do not exercise choice;
  • Continued pursuit of the national commitment to equal opportunity and desegregated schools; and
  • Advancement of common democratic values and social cohesion.


Paul T. Hill, chairman
Director, Center on Reinventing Public Education
Research professor of public affairs, Daniel J. Evans School
University of Washington, Seattle

Julian Betts
Professor of economics
University of California, San Diego
Senior fellow, Public Policy Institute of California, San Francisco

David Ferrero
Director of evaluation and policy research, education
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle

Brian Gill
Social scientist
RAND Corp., Pittsburgh, Pa.

Dan Goldhaber
Research associate professor of public affairs
Daniel J. Evans School, Center on Reinventing Public Education
University of Washington, Seattle

Laura Hamilton
Senior behavioral scientist
RAND Corp., Pittsburgh, Pa.

Jeffrey R. Henig
Professor of political science and education
Teachers College, Columbia University, New York

Frederick M. Hess
Resident scholar
American Enterprise Institute, Washington

Tom Loveless
Director, Brown Center on Education Policy
Senior fellow, Brookings Institution, Washington

Stephen Macedo
Laurance S. Rockefeller professor of politics
University Center for Human Values
Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.

Lawrence Rosenstock
Principal, High Tech High, San Diego

Charles Venegoni
Division head, English and fine arts
John Hersey High School, Arlington Heights, Ill.

Janet Weiss
Associate provost for academic affairs
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Patrick J. Wolf
Assistant professor of public policy
Georgetown University, Washington


Student Well-Being K-12 Essentials Forum Boosting Student and Staff Mental Health: What Schools Can Do
Join this free virtual event based on recent reporting on student and staff mental health challenges and how schools have responded.
This content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.
Curriculum Webinar
Practical Methods for Integrating Computer Science into Core Curriculum
Dive into insights on integrating computer science into core curricula with expert tips and practical strategies to empower students at every grade level.
Content provided by
Jobs Virtual Career Fair for Teachers and K-12 Staff
Find teaching jobs and other jobs in K-12 education at the EdWeek Top School Jobs virtual career fair.

EdWeek Top School Jobs

Teacher Jobs
Search over ten thousand teaching jobs nationwide — elementary, middle, high school and more.
View Jobs
Principal Jobs
Find hundreds of jobs for principals, assistant principals, and other school leadership roles.
View Jobs
Administrator Jobs
Over a thousand district-level jobs: superintendents, directors, more.
View Jobs
Support Staff Jobs
Search thousands of jobs, from paraprofessionals to counselors and more.
View Jobs

Read Next

Education Briefly Stated: October 11, 2023
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
8 min read
Education Briefly Stated: September 27, 2023
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
9 min read
Education Briefly Stated: September 20, 2023
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
8 min read
Education From Our Research Center What's on the Minds of Educators, in Charts
Politics, gender equity, and technology—how teachers and administrators say these issues are affecting the field.
1 min read
Stylized illustration of a pie chart
Traci Daberko for Education Week