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