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Matthew is a prolific, independent voice in the national education debate. He is a tireless advocate for high academic standards from pre-K through graduate school, fiscal sense and personal responsibility. He values parents’ and families’ rights and believes in accountability for teachers, administrators, politicians and all taxpayer-funded education entities.
With a unique background that includes work in higher education, executive recruiting, professional sport and government, Matthew consults on new media and communication strategies for a broad range of clients. He writes the blog “Education for the Aughts” at www.matthewktabor.com, contributes to National Journal’s ‘Expert’ blog for Education and interacts with every element of the education community on Twitter.
Tabor lives and writes out of Cooperstown, New York and Los Angeles, California. You can e-mail him at email@example.com.
William C. Augustine
William got an Ivy League education but then got a better education elsewhere. He has been writing about higher education for more than 10 years. He also has taught college courses in the Western tradition.
He can make his way through texts in some ancient languages, but please comment in English only.
Sam Chaltain is a DC-based writer and educator, and the author or co-author of five books. To learn more, visit www.samchaltain.com.
William is a husband, father, youth leader, and teacher. He is a graduate of the elementary school he works at and takes his students’ education very personally. He received his Bachelors from Missouri Southern University and his Masters from William Woods University. He is an advocate for students, blogging and #Comments4Kids.
Jason Green is a Community College Distance Learning Director in Arkansas. His interests include early music (to 1750), science fiction, building computers, and non-English-language films.
Elizabeth King is the author of “OUTSMARTING the SAT” (Ten Speed, 2008) and President of Elizabeth King Coaching, Inc., a test preparation company based in New York City. She graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a degree in Cultural Economics and is the recipient of a Mount Holyoke College Class of 1905 Alumnae Fellowship and a Mount Holyoke College Bardwell Fellowship.
She advocates critical thinking, creativity and teaching both in and outside of the classroom at StayOutOfSchool.com.
R. J. Moeller
R.J. graduated from Taylor University with a degree in Business in 2005 and is currently a graduate student in the Masters of Divinity program at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School while also serving as a youth pastor in the Chicago-land area. R.J. blogs for both American Enterprise Institute and Americans For Prosperity. In addition, he is also the writer, editor, and procurer of his own website “A Voice in the Wilderness” (rjmoeller.com) where he discusses the intersection of theology, culture, education and free market economics. R.J. has been published in World Magazine, and is actively involved with The Acton Institute in Grand Rapids, MI. R.J. loves to fish and play tennis, be disappointed by the Cubs, and hang with his Rottweiler, Rudy. He lists among his influences GK Chesterton, Thomas Sowell, Dennis Prager, Francis Schaeffer, and Fyodor Dostoevsky.
Patrick is recognized as one of the leading education communications and advocacy strategists in the field. Having lead national efforts on topics such as reading instruction, high school reform, STEM, teacher quality, early childhood education, and digital learning, Patrick has helped change education policy at the federal, state, and local levels.
The author of the nationally recognized and award-winning Eduflack blog and of a leading education policy Twitter feed (@Eduflack), Patrick serves as vice chairman of a local school board in Virginia. More importantly, he is the father to Michael and Anna.
Robert is an associate professor of Mathematics and Computing Science and director of Dual-Degree Engineering Programs at Franklin College in Franklin, Indiana. He holds an honors undergraduate degree in Mathematics from Tennessee Technological University and master’s and doctoral degrees in Mathematics from Vanderbilt University, where he was a Master Teaching Fellow at Vanderbilt’s Center for Teaching. Robert’s interests include issues in mathematics education and engineering education, the incorporation of active learning and technology-based pedagogy in the collegiate mathematics classroom, and mathematical questions in abstract algebra and cryptography.
Estelle Shumann – Estelle is a writer interested in a wide range of educational methods. Having played several instruments and been exposed to many art forms in her childhood, she finds that solving the education puzzle today requires more than simply a large budget. She currently writes and researches about online education.