Common Core: The Day After
States that reject the controversial education standards may not end up getting what they're looking for.
Michael Brickman is the national policy director for the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, where he is a commentator on education-reform issues and a regular contributor to the Flypaper blog and other publications.
Brickman served in communications roles on state and national political campaigns before being tapped by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to lead Walker's education-reform efforts. While in the governor’s office, he worked to support collective-bargaining reforms, increase standards and accountability, expand school choice, and keep college affordable through innovative reforms.