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Top 10s in 2016— Vote and Nominate Brightest Ed Policy Minds

Nominate and vote in this new poll. Who will or should make the biggest impact on education policy priorities in the 2016 campaign? Encourage your Facebook friends, Twitter followers, LinkedIn connections and others to vote and nominate too!

Teach For America probably has their list. The DFERs likely have a list again (Do you think Arne Duncan is at the top of their list?). So I thought I would crowd source a list of our nation’s brightest educational policy minds— the people who actually know who they are talking about. The individuals who will support community-based education policy and oppose top-down, privately controlled “education reform.” This list is to crowd source the brightest minds across generations in the United States that will or should have the most impact in the 2016 campaign.

Could the new Secretary of Education be on this list? The appointment of John King as acting Secretary of Education— at 40— means that Generation X could also now be eligible for that important position post-election.

After voting for existing name(s), feel free to add the names of person(s) you want to nominate, then a comma, then their current location and professional position. Yes, you can nominate yourself— if you believe you have the credentials to be impactful in the 2016 election.

I didn’t put this poll together as a beauty contest, I believe there are important non-public purposes for these lists.

Encourage people to vote by Facebook sharing or linking, Tweeting, etc below and/or reblog to share this discussion with others.

p.s. Honestly, I had to do a little guessing on age because I couldn’t find age on Facebook or elsewhere.

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About Dr. Julian Vasquez Heilig (706 Articles)
Julian Vasquez Heilig is an award-winning researcher and teacher. He is currently a Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and the Director of the Doctorate in Educational Leadership at California State Sacramento.

3 Comments on Top 10s in 2016— Vote and Nominate Brightest Ed Policy Minds

  1. Jennifer McGarry // October 21, 2015 at 9:23 pm // Reply

    Casey Cobb, Associate Dean, University of Connecticut


  2. Based on our experience in Oregon, I would _not_ put Rudy Crew on this poll. While he may have some bright ideas, our experience with him in Oregon was that he did not have the focus and ability to build a team to implement ideas in a way that included all stakeholders. As a result, he left a trail of frustrated educators behind him, and was perceived as ram-rodding ideas that were not connected to our needs or realities.


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