Introducing RealClearEducation's New Editor
Beginning this week, I will be taking over as editor of RealClearEducation. You may have read Andy and Emmeline's farewell note; I have big shoes to fill and hope to pick up right where they left off. I'm honored and grateful to be part of the RealClear team.
I arrive at RealClear having spent the last seven years working for William Bennett, who served as secretary of education during Ronald Reagan's presidency. I was the executive producer of Bill’s national radio show, “Morning in America,” and had the opportunity to work closely with him on a variety of education projects. I've had a front row seat to the nation's education debates and understand the urgency needed to improve educational outcomes for all Americans.
With the Every Student Succeeds Act taking effect in the states and a new administration and new leadership at the Department of Education, 2017 will be an important and fascinating year. At RealClearEducation, we will continue our work as the authoritative clearinghouse for all things education. I look forward to engaging with you and encouraging vigorous and lively debate in the Socratic tradition: with candor, intelligence, and good will.
On a personal note, what free time I have is occupied by my six-month-old Golden Retriever named Ella (photos available upon request) and helping my fiancée plan our wedding this June (and by "helping" I mostly mean staying out of the way). So I will also appreciate any and all advice on training a mischievous puppy or preparing for marriage.