• William G. Howell, National Center on School Choice

    William G. Howell
    Associate Professor
    Deputy Director, Program on Education Policy and Governance
    University of Chicago

    William G. Howell is associate professor in the Harris School of Public Policy Studies at the University of Chicago and deputy director of the Program on Education Policy and Governance at Harvard University. Professor Howell studies separation-of-powers issues, American political institutions, and education policy. Among his numerous publications is a wide variety of work on education policy initiatives, including school vouchers, charter schools, and the No Child Left Behind Act. Professor Howell is the principal co-author, with Paul Peterson, of The Education Gap: Vouchers and Urban Schools (2002) and is the editor of Besieged: School Boards and the Future of Education Politics (2005).

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