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Tom Luce
CEO of the National Math and Science Initiative

Tom Luce, the CEO of the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI), is a former Assistant Secretary of Education for Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development. He was a founding partner of the nationally recognized law firm of Hughes & Luce, LLP until he retired from the firm in 1997 to devote himself to education reform full time. Mr. Luce served as a member of the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future and was a co-founder of the National Center for Educational Accountability. He also founded Communities Just for the Kids and served as its Chairman until 2005. In 1995 Mr. Luce wrote Now or Never - How We Can Save Our Public Schools, a book that defined his educational philosophy and outlined a preliminary plan for educational reform that called for broader support for public education. His second book, Do What Works, was published in December 2004.