FairTest Welcomes New Board Members

FairTest News

FairTest Examiner, March 2013

FairTest welcomes to our Board of Directors three esteemed colleagues: Nikhil Goyal, Linda Nathan and Angela Valenzuela. We also thank Judith Renyi, who has retired from the board after years of service to our mission.

Nikhil Goyal is the author of the widely acclaimed One Size Does Not Fit All: A Student’s Assessment of School. Mr. Goyal was named one of the “World Changers” for Dell #Inspire 100, and is included in Forbes’ “30 Under 30: Education.”  He is currently a guest lecturer at New York City’s Baruch College and is leading The Learning Revolution movement to transform the American school system.

Linda Nathan is founding Headmaster of Boston Arts Academy, Boston’s only public high school for the visual and performing arts. She is also Executive Director of the Center for Arts in Education. Dr. Nathan is a leader in education reform and has lectured widely on education leadership, the arts, and democratic schools. She is author of The Hardest Questions Aren’t on the Test: Lessons from an Innovative Urban School and teaches a course at the Harvard Graduate School of Education titled “Building Democratic Schools.”

Angela Valenzuela is Professor in the Department of Educational Administration at the University of Texas-Austin, where she is also Director of the Texas Center for Education Policy. She has actively worked for assessment reform, particularly with the Texas League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC). Her highly-regarded major books include Leaving Children Behind:  How “Texas-style” Accountability Fails Latino Youth, and Subtractive Schooling:  U.S.-Mexican Youth and the Politics of Caring

A full list of FairTest Board and Staff is available at http://www.fairtest.org/fairtest-staff-and-board.