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List of Endorsers

If you are a Massachusetts professor or researcher willing to endorse the statement, please send an email to (note: you must copy and paste this gmail address into the “To” line of an email) with “I Will Sign On” in the subject line and your name and title as you would like them to appear on the statement in the body of the email.  Also, please send this information to colleagues at your college or at another college, in schools of education, or in other departments.

Note: Institutional affiliations are for identification of individuals only.  In no way do they indicate that the institutions themselves endorse the statement.

  1. Jorgelina Abbate-Vaughn, UMass Boston
  2. Lauren Adams, Adjunct Lecturer, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University
  3. Lisa M. Aguiar, MSW, Adjunct Professor, Wheelock College
  4. Louise M. Antony, Professor of Philosophy, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  5. Nina Aronoff, Wheelock College
  6. Polly F. Attwood, Ed.D., Assistant Academic Specialist/Department Advisor, Dept of Education – Northeastern University
  7. Michael Ash, Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Chair of Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  8. Theresa Austin, Professor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  9. Laura Baker, Assistant Professor, Westfield State University
  10. Deepankar Basu, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  11. Sam Baumgarten, Bridgewater State University
  12. Alfredo Bautista, Post-Doctoral Associate, Tufts University, Department of Education
  13. Linda V. Beardsley, M.Ed., Director of Teacher Education & School Partnerships, Senior Lecturer, Tufts University
  14. Kristen Abbott Bennett, Lecturer, Graduate College of Education, English Department, University of Massachusetts Boston
  15. Berta Rosa Berriz, Lesley University Arts in Learning Division
  16. Dr. Katerine Bielaczyc, Director, Jacob Hiatt Center for Urban Education, Clark University
  17. Linda Blum, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Northeastern University
  18. Maria José Botelho, Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  19. George Branigan, Associate Professor of Education, Stonehill College
  20. Karen Brennan, Assistant Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education
  21. Gretchen Brion-Meisels, Instructor, Harvard Graduate School of Education
  22. Linda Brion-Meisels, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and Education, Lesley College
  23. John Brown, Ed.D. Lecturer, Graduate School of Education, UMass/Lowell
  24. Chris Buttimer, Instructor, Ed.D. candidate, Harvard Graduate School of Education
  25. Nancy Carlsson-Paige, Lesley University
  26. Courtney B. Cazden, Charles William Eliot Professor of Education Emerita, Harvard University
  27. Theodore Chao, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Harvard Graduate School of Education
  28. Dan Clawson, Professor of Sociology, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  29. Katherine Clunis D’Andrea, UMASS Boston
  30. Steve Cohen, Education Department, Tufts University
  31. Grace J. Craig, Professor Emerita, School of Education, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  32. Barbara Cruikshank, Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  33. John Dacey, Boston College
  34. Vivian Dalila Carlo, Ed.D., Associate Professor, Lesley University Graduate School of Education
  35. Kathleen S. Davis, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Science Education, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  36. Thomas Del Prete, Ed.D., Director, Adam Institute for Urban Teaching and School Practice, Clark University
  37. Eric DeMeulenaere, Ph.D., Clark University
  38. Robin DiAngelo, Ph.D., Westfield State University
  39. Dr. Mara Dodge, History Dept., Westfield State University
  40. Holly Dolan, Associate Professor of Practice, Jacob Hiatt Center for Urban Education, Clark University
  41. Allen B. Downey, Professor of Computer Science, Olin College of Engineering
  42. Sarah Dryden-Peterson, Assistant Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education
  43. Eleanor Duckworth, Harvard University
  44. Liz Dawes Duraisingh, Ed.D., Project Zero, Harvard Graduate School of Education
  45. Marcia Edson, Clinical Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Education
  46. Susan Edgerton, Ph.D., Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, Education Department Chair, Honors Program Co-Director
  47. Kim Eldred, Contract Faculty/Consultant in Cooperative Education, Northeastern University
  48. Stephan Ellenwood, Associate Professor of Education, School of Education, Boston University
  49. Brenda Engel, retired, Lesley University
  50. Kevin Fahey, Salem State University
  51. Heidi Fessenden, Second Grade teacher, Boston Public Schools, and Adjunct Instructor, Wheelock College, Lesley University
  52. Lisa B. Fiore, Dean of Faculty & Assoc. Professor, Lesley University
  53. Rona F. Flippo, Professor of Education, University of Massachusetts Boston
  54. R. Clarke Fowler, Coordinator of Early Childhood Education, Salem State University
  55. Elizabeth Kemper French, Associate Professor of English, Bristol Community College
  56. Ellie Friedland, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Early Childhood Education, Wheelock College
  57. Gerald Friedman, Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  58. Chris Gallagher, Northeastern University
  59. Eugene D. Gallagher, Associate Professor, UMass Boston
  60. Naomi Gerstel, Distinguished University Professor,  University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  61. Panayota Gounari, Associate Professor, Dept. of Applied Linguistics, University of Massachusetts Boston
  62. Brian Gravel, Ph.D., Director of Elementary Education, Tufts University
  63. Peter Gray, Research Professor of Psychology, Boston College
  64. Tina A. Grotzer, Associate Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education
  65. Lisa Guisbond, FairTest
  66. Ken Haar, Associate Professor, Associate Vice President for Government Relations, Westfield State University
  67. Nick Haddad, Project Director, TERC
  68. David Hammer, Professor, Tufts University
  69. Walt Haney, Professor, Boston College; Senior Research Associate at Center for the Study of Testing Evaluation and Educational Policy
  70. Priscilla Harmel, National Faculty, Lesley University
  71. Pam Hawes, Director of Teacher Training Brookwood School, Lesley University
  72. James Hayes-Bohanan, Ph.D., Professor of Geography, Bridgewater State University
  73. George E. Hein, Professor Emeritus, Lesley University
  74. Jill Hendrickson Lohmeier, Ph.D., Asst. Professor, Graduate School of Education, University of Massachusetts Lowell
  75. Mary Jo Hetzel, Ph.D., Springfield College
  76. Vanessa Holford Diana, Westfield State University
  77. Sven Holch, Adjunct Instructor, Lesley University; Social Studies Dept. Coordinator, Brookwood School
  78. Jim Horn, Professor, Cambridge College
  79. Nuria Jaumot-Pascual, Senior Research Associate, TERC
  80. Professor Jeffrey P. Johnson, Framingham State University, Mount Ida College; MSPC & BA, Clark University, 2000, 1999.
  81. Joeritta Jones de Almeida,  Assistant Professor of Education, Wheelock College
  82. Jonathan King, MIT
  83. Sheila Kirschbaum, Doctoral Candidate (Ed.D.), University of Massachusetts Lowell; Director, Tsongas Industrial History Center
  84. Susan Klimczak, Ed. D. Learn 2 Teach, Teach 2 Learn, South End Technology Center @ Tent City
  85. Trudy Knowles, Ed. D., Westfield State University
  86. Theodore Kokoros, Adjunct  Professor of Early Childhood Education, Bay State College and Fisher College
  87. Louis Kruger, Northeastern University
  88. Thomas Kühne, Strassler Professor of Holocaust History, Clark University
  89. Alexis Ladd, Adjunct Instructor, Wheelock College
  90. Dr. Mary Beth Lawton, Associate Professor, Early Childhood Education, Lesley University
  91. C.N. Le, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  92. Sara Lennox, Professor Emerita, German and Scandinavian Studies, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  93. Mishy Lesser, Ed.D., Learning Director, Coexist
  94. Marya R. Levenson, Professor of the Practice in Education, Brandeis University
  95. Diane Levin, Wheelock College
  96. Joseph Levine, Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  97. Jack Levy, Ph.D., Professor, Dept of Curriculum & Instruction, University of Massachusetts Boston
  98. Aviva Liebert, Ph.D., Framingham State University
  99. Flo Lucci, D.B.A., Professor of Management/Marketing, Quinsigamond Community College
  100. Kristen Luschen, Associate Professor of Education Studies, Hampshire College
  101. Steven Luz-Alterman, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer, School Psychology Program, Tufts University
  102. Michael MacDonald, Honors Faculty, Author-in-Residence, Northeastern University
  103. George Madaus, Boisi Professor of Education and Public Policy Emeritus at Boston College
  104. Barbara Madeloni, Senior Lecturer, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  105. Emily Mann, MSSW, Ph.D., Human Services Program, Northeastern University
  106. Ben Mardell, Program Director, Early Childhood Education, Lesley Graduate School of Education
  107. Robin Marion, Westfield State University
  108. Christopher Martell, Ed.D., Lecturer UMass Boston and Teacher, Framingham Public Schools
  109. James E. McDermott, Ed. D., Assistant Professor, Jacob Hiatt Center for Urban Education, Clark University
  110. Kirstin McEachern, Instructor, Ph.D. candidate, Boston College
  111. David Mednicoff, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  112. Swati Mehta, PhD Candidate, Instructor, Boston College
  113. Deborah Meier, Coalition of Essential Schools, Fair Test, SOS, Former Principal of Mission Hill Boston Public School
  114. Terry Meier, Associate professor of education, Wheelock College
  115. Sarah Michaels, Professor of Education and Senior Research Scholar, Hiatt Center for Urban Education; Chair, Education Department and Director, Communication and Culture Program, Clark University
  116. Edward Miller, Wellfleet, Mass.; teacher and writer; former editor, Harvard Education Letter
  117. Joya Misra, Professor of Sociology & Public Policy, Editor, Gender & Society, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  118. Paul Naso, Lesley University Graduate School of Education
  119. Linda Nathan, Ex. Director, Center for Arts in Education, Boston Arts Academy, Founding Headmaster, Boston Arts Academy.
  120. James Nehring, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education, UMass/Lowell
  121. Monty Neill, Ed.D., FairTest
  122. Mary Ni, Ed.D., Associate Professor, Literacy, Counseling and Learner Development, Salem State University
  123. Chandra Orrill, STEM Education/Kaput Center for Research & Innovation in STEM Education, UMass Dartmouth
  124. Floriz Wilma Ortiz, Westfield State University
  125. Max Page, Professor, UMass Amherst
  126. Robert Page, Ph.D., Framingham State University
  127. Leigh Patel, Boston College
  128. Robert Paynter, Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  129. Barbara Pedulla, Regis College
  130. Joseph J. Pedulla, Associate Professor, Lynch School of Education and Senior Research Associate, The Center for the Study of Testing, Evaluation and Educational Policy, Boston College
  131. Lyda S. Peters, Professor of Education, Cambridge College
  132. Erika Pilver, Westfield State University
  133. Donna M. Qualters, Ph.D, Director, Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching; Associate Professor Public Health and Community Medicine; Adjunct Associate Professor Education, Tufts University
  134. Sharon Rallis, Dwight W. Allen Distinguished Professor of Educational Policy and Reform, UMass Amherst
  135. Isabel Raskin, Education Advocacy Clinic, Suffolk University Law School
  136. Ryan Redmond, Education Department, Tufts University
  137. Dr. Laurie Robertson-Lorant, Adjunct Professor, English Department, Bridgewater State University
  138. Dean E. Robinson, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  139. Eleanor Roffman, Professor, Lesley University
  140. Dirck Roosevelt, Associate Professor of Education, Director, Master of Arts in Teaching Program, Brandeis University
  141. Dr Joao Rosa, Associate Professor &  Chair, Dept. of Teaching & Learning, UMASS Dartmouth
  142. Ricardo D. Rosa – University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth / Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
  143. Ann S. Rosebery, Co-Director, Chèche Konnen Center, TERC, Cambridge, MA
  144. Al Rudnitsky, Professor of Education & Child Study, Smith College
  145. Charlotte Ryan, Associate Professor, Sociology Dept, University of Massachusetts – Lowell
  146. Priscilla H. Sanville, Ph.D.,Associate Professor, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA
  147. Sigrid Schmalzer, Associate Professor, UMass Amherst
  148. Ann Scott, Associate Professor, Education Department, Massachusetts,College of Liberal Arts
  149. Jessica Scott, Ed.M., UMass Boston Adjunct 2010-2012, Boston University Adjunct 2012, current Ed.D. candidate (HGSE)
  150. Erin Seaton, Ed.D., Department of Education, Tufts University
  151. Steve Seidel, Harvard Graduate School of Education
  152. Clement A. Seldin, Professor Emeritus, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  153. John P. Sexton, Associate Professor of English, Bridgewater State University
  154. Dennis Shirley, Professor, Boston College Lynch School of Education
  155. William Shorr, Ed.D., Senior Lecturer, Emmanuel College
  156. Jay Simmons, Professor, Language Arts and Literacy, Faculty Chair, Graduate School of Education, University of Massachusetts Lowell
  157. Elizabeth Stassinos PhD, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Westfield State University
  158. Marc W. Steinberg, Associate Professor, Smith College
  159. Florence R. Sullivan, Associate Professor, UMass, Amherst
  160. Joanne Szamreta, Lesley University
  161. Peter Taylor, Critical & Creative Thinking & Science in a Changing World Programs, University of Massachusetts Boston
  162. Terrence Tivnan, Human Development & Psychology, Harvard Graduate School of Education
  163. Roger Tobin, Professor and Chair, Department of Physic and Astronomy, Tufts University
  164. Dr. Betsy J. Tregar; Program Chair, Senior Faculty; Cambridge College Graduate School of Education
  165. Sabina E. Vaught, PhD, Associate Professor of Urban Education, Tufts University
  166. Tony Wagner, Ed.D., Innovation Education Fellow, Technology & Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard
  167. Amanda Walker Johnson, UMass-Amherst
  168. Natasha Kumar Warikoo, Assistant Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education
  169. Beth Warren, Co-Director, Chèche Konnen Center, TERC
  170. Alex Willingham, Dept of Political Science, Williams College
  171. Stephen Witzig, Ph.D., Assistant Professor-Science Education, Department of Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM) Education/Kaput Center for Research & Innovation in STEM Education, UMass Dartmouth
  172. John Womack Jr., Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics, emeritus, Harvard University
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