Director, <a href="http://www.centerforschoolchange.org/" target="_hplink">Center for School Change</a>
Joe Nathan directs the Center for School Change at Macalester College, which seeks to help transform public education and to produce significant improvements in student achievement. Current projects include work with governors in six states and with schools in a number of communities to help increase achievement and the percentage of students who graduate ready to do college level work. Nathan has been a public school teacher and administrator and coordinated the National Governors Association education reform project, Time for Results. His specialty areas include parent and community involvement, school choice, charter schools, and youth community service.
Nathan has testified before 20 state legislatures and the United States Congress. He regularly publishes commentaries in major U.S. newspapers and has appeared on several hundred radio and television programs. The American School Boards Journal named his most recent book, Charter Schools: Creating Hope and Opportunity for American Education, one of the seven best books written about education in 1997.
Nathan holds a doctorate in educational administration from the University of Minnesota.