Peter W. Cookson Jr. is a prolific writer and sociologist. He is the author or coauthor of more than 15 books on education reform and policy. Currently, he is managing director and a senior fellow with Education Sector in Washington, D.C., and teaches at Teachers College (Columbia University) and Georgetown University. He is president of Ideas without Borders, an educational consulting firm specializing in 21st-century education, technology, and human rights. He blogs regularly for the Huffington Post and Education Sector.