Pro to the question "Is the Use of Standardized Tests Improving Education in America?"
"...[Test results] give us a road map to higher performance. In no other country in the world did performance in math drop from above average in 4th grade to below average in 8th grade... We know we'll have to hold all of our students to higher standards as they grow older and measure the schools and the students against the standards...
This ought to be a clear challenge to every single state that has not yet come forward to agree to participate in the national standards movement and the test in 1999 that they ought to do it. We don't have to hide anymore, we don't have to be afraid of the results anymore. We're not trying to punish anybody; we're trying to lift the children of this country up..."
Speech on national education standards, US National Archives website (transcript), June 10, 1997
Experts Individuals with PhDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the study of education. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to education.
Involvement and Affiliations:
UN Special Envoy to Haiti, 2009-present
Co-Founder, Clinton Bush Haiti Fund (with 43rd US President George W. Bush)
Founder, William J. Clinton Foundation
Member, Advisory Board, International AIDS Trust
UN Special Envoy for Tsunami Recovery, 2005-2007
Co-Founder (with US Senator Bob Dole), Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund, 2001
42nd President of the United States, 1993-2001
Governor of Arkansas, 1979-1981, 1983-1992
Former Chair, Democratic Leadership Council, 1990
Chair, National Governors Association, 1986-1987
Attorney General for Arkansas, 1976-1978
Law Professor, University of Arkansas, 1973-1976
Congressional candidate (unsuccessful), Arkansas's Third District, 1974
Helped to manage presidential candidate George McGovern's Texas campaign, 1972
JD, Yale University, 1973
Rhodes Scholarship, Oxford University, 1968-1972
BSFS (Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service), Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, 1968
Born William Jefferson Blythe III on Aug. 19, 1946 in Hope, Arkansas
"In 1998, as a result of issues surrounding personal indiscretions with a young woman White House intern, Clinton was the second U.S. president to be impeached by the House of Representatives. He was tried in the Senate and found not guilty of the charges brought against him. He apologized to the nation for his actions and continued to have unprecedented popular approval ratings for his job as president." "William J. Clinton," WhiteHouse.gov, 2009