Ashley Berner (firstname.lastname@example.org) is the Deputy Director of the Institute for Education Policy at Johns Hopkins University and the author of Pluralism and American Public Education: No One Way to School.
A year ago I had a conversation with Ashley regarding the argument in the book about the ideas for and potential behind a more pluralistic approach to education in the United States. In this conversation, she shares what has happened since last year with the argument, and how pluralism might actually be a Middle Path in education policy between the current public system and a privatized alternative. Likewise, she shares about the Knowledge Map Project that is providing incredible insights into developing a greater "vision for an educated person."
The New Teacher Project: www.tntp.org
Chiefs for Change: www.chiefsforchange.org
Ed Reports: www.edreports.org