Kenneth A. Strike is Professor of Cultural Foundations of Education at Syracuse University and Professor Emeritus of Education at Cornell University. He has his Ph.D. from Northwestern. He has also taught at the University of Wisconsin and been a department chair at the University of Maryland. His research emphasizes professional ethics and political philosophy as it applies to matters of educational policy. He has authored, coauthored, or edited over a dozen books and about 150 articles and book chapters. He is a past president of the Philosophy of Education Society and has been elected a member of the National Academy of Education. He lives in Thendara, New York, a small village in the Adirondack Mountains, in a house on the shore of the Moose River on which he regularly canoes and kayaks and where he only occasionally bothers the fish.