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Martin West
Assistant Professor of Education, Political Science, and Public Policy
Brown University

Martin West is an assistant professor of education, political science, and public policy at Brown University. He also serves as Executive Editor of Education Next, a journal of opinion and research on education policy, and Deputy Director of the Program on Education Policy and Governance at Harvard University. His books include No Child Left Behind? The Politics and Practice of School Accountability (Brookings, 2003) and School Money Trials: The Legal Pursuit of Educational Adequacy (Brookings, 2006), and he has published widely on K-12 education policy in scholarly journals and other outlets. Before joining the faculty at Brown, West was a Research Fellow at the Brookings Institution. He graduated from Williams College and received an M.Phil. in Economic and Social History from Oxford University in 2000 and a Ph.D. in Government and Social Policy from Harvard in 2006.

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