Lisa Guisbond


Lisa Guisbond is an Assessment Reform Analyst at the National Center for Fair & Open Testing (FairTest) in Cambridge, MA. After many years as a writer and editor, Lisa Guisbond became interested in education policy as a public school parent with an interest in special education. She is Executive Director of Citizens for Public Schools and is the principal author of NCLB’s Lost Decade for Educational Progress: What Can We Learn from this Policy Failure? and the Campaign for the Education of the Whole Child. She co-authored Failing Our Children: How 'No Child Left Behind' Undermines Quality and Equity in Education.” Her writing on education and assessment has appeared in a wide range of publications, including Education Week, the Washington Post, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, USA Today and The New York Times. She served on the MCAS and Assessment subcommittee of Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick's Readiness Project.