Robert Rothman is a senior fellow at the Alliance for Excellent Education. Previously, he was a senior editor at the Annenberg Institute for School Reform where he edited the Institute’s quarterly magazine, Voices in Urban Education. He was also a study director at the National Research Council, where he led a committee on testing and assessment in the federal Title I program, which produced the report Testing, Teaching and Learning (edited with Richard F. Elmore) and a committee on teacher testing.
A nationally known education writer and editor, Mr. Rothman has also worked with Achieve and the National Center on Education and the Economy, and was a reporter and editor for Education Week. He has written numerous reports and articles on a wide range of education issues, and he is editor of City Schools (Harvard Education Press, 2007) and author of Measuring Up: Standards, Assessments and School Reform (Jossey-Bass, 1995), Fewer, Clearer, Higher: How the Common Core State Standards Can Change Classroom Practice (Harvard Education Press, 2013), and Something in Common: The Common Core Standards and the Next Chapter in American Education (Harvard Education Press, 2011). He has a degree in political science from Yale University.