Gary M. Ratner
Founder and Executive Director, Citizens for Effective Schools
Gary M. Ratner is the author of Why The No Child Left Behind Act Needs To Be Restructured To Accomplish Its Goals and How To Do It and is the founder and Executive Director of Citizens for Effective Schools. He has been a nationally recognized authority on school reform law and policy for over 20 years. Mr. Ratner is a principal drafter of the Joint Organizational Statement on No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, the policy statement now endorsed by more than 150 national organizations, including NAACP, National School Boards Association, National Council of Churches, NEA and National Parent Teacher Association. Mr. Ratner won a Presidential Rank Award as a senior executive at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, was a top assistant to the Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare.