To the best of my knowledge this is a list of the members of the Corbett Education Transition Team. I am updating this posting as I get more info from you (last updated 12/03).
Here’s my commentary: There are 34 people on the list – to the best of my knowledge, thus far only one of them (Dr. Carolyn Dumaresq) can be characterized as an advocate for public K-12 education.
Thirteen of 34 are strong advocates of school choice - vouchers, charter schools, cyber charter schools and home schooling.
Two are from the Susquehanna International Group, which the Inquirer reported had given "an astonishing $5 million" to support Senator Anthony WIlliams' gubernatorial campaign because of his strong pro-voucher position. http://www.philly.com/inquirer/home_region/20101201_Corbett_names_huge_cast_to_transition_panels.html
Five are current or former board members of the REACH Foundation or REACH Alliance, described on their website as "Pennsylvania's leading school choice advocacy organization". http://www.paschoolchoice.org/reach/site/default.asp
Former Executive Director for PSEA
Former Superintendent, Steelton-Highspire School District
accoring to the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, "Puig, a mother of four, was chosen for the committee because of her advocacy for home schooling, Harley said."
, President of the Board of Directors: As the President of DVHS, a private licensed, accredited and “approved” alternative high school for “at-risk” youth
Ron has held various senior management, policy, and operational positions in state and federal government, including the United States Department of Education, where he managed the implementation of the No Child Left Behind Law as well as the $25 billion Title I/II programs. Ron also served as counselor to the United States Secretary of Education and as Acting Assistant Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Prior to joining the United States Department of Education, he was the Executive Deputy Secretary of Education for the