Former Speaker of the US House of Representatives (R-GA)
Con to the question "Is the Use of Standardized Tests Improving Education in America?"
"I think the whole concept of a state or federal curriculum is profoundly wrong. If you bureaucratize the process, you bureaucratize the teacher, you make it all boring and it all becomes a matter of cheating. Because when you're studying for the test, you're not studying to learn, you're studying to get through some test and everybody knows it. So you gradually take life out of the system."
Quoted by Jason Clayworth, "Eliminate Educational Curriculums, Gingrich Tells Iowans," Des Moines Register, Sep. 30, 2011
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:
Founder, Center for Health Transformation, 2003-present
Founder, Gingrich Group (communications and consulting firm), 1999-present
Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution at Stanford University, 1999-present
Republican Presidential Candidate, 2011-2012
News and Political Analyst, Fox News Channel, 1999-Mar. 2, 2011
Senior Fellow, American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
General Chairman, American Solutions for Winning the Future
Co-Chairman, National Commission for Quality Long-term Care
Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Jan. 4, 1995 - Jan. 3, 1999
Minority Whip of the US House of Representatives, Mar. 20, 1989 - Jan. 3, 1995
US Representative (R-GA), Jan. 3, 1979 - Jan. 3, 1999
Member, House Administration Committee, Subcommittee on Procurement and Printing, 1993-1995
Member, House Joint Committee on Printing, 1993-1995
Professor, History and Environmental Studies, West Georgia College, 1970-1978
Southern Regional Director for Vice President Nelson Rockefeller, 1968
PhD, Western European History, Tulane University, 1971
MA, Modern European History, Tulane University, 1968