Robert Rothman is a senior editor at the National Center on Education and the Economy and a consultant to the Learning Policy Institute. Previously, he was a senior fellow at the Alliance for Excellent Education, a Washington, D.C.–based policy and advocacy organization, and 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. He is the author of Something in Common: The Common Core Standards and the Next Chapter of in American Education (2011) and Measuring Up: Standards, Assessments and School Reform (1995), and the editor of City Schools (2007). Mr. Rothman holds a degree in political science from Yale University.