Education for Upward Mobility

By on July 11, 2016

Michael Petrilli of the Fordham Institute discusses his new book Education for Upward Mobility with education expert Iris Rotberg of George Washington University.

michael-petrilliMichael J. Petrilli
Thomas B. Fordham Institute

Michael J. Petrilli is president of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, research fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, and executive editor of Education Next. He is the author of The Diverse Schools Dilemma and helped to create the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Innovation and Improvement, the Policy Innovators in Education Network, and Young Education Professionals. He serves on the advisory boards of the Association of American Educators, MDRC, and the Texas Institute for Education Reform.

iris-rotbergIris C. Rotberg, PhD
George Washington University

Iris C. Rotberg is a Research Professor of Education Policy at the Graduate School of Education and Human Development at the George Washington University. She was formerly a program director at the National Science Foundation, senior social scientist at the Rand Corporation, assistant director of the National Institute of Education, and deputy director of a comprehensive study of compensatory education conducted for Congress by the National Institute of Education. She has published numerous works in the field of education research and policy.