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Ralph Martire
Executive Director

P-12

  • Academic performance
  • Academic standards
  • Accountability
  • Achievement gap
  • Assessment
  • African American students
  • Budget cuts
  • Business of education
  • Charter schools
  • Class size and structure
  • Civil rights
  • College readiness
  • Common Core
  • Common Core assessments
  • Data and statistics
  • Demographics
  • District reform
  • Early childhood and preschool
  • Early learning
  • Education reform
  • Educational pathways
  • Educational standards
  • English language learners
  • ESEA
  • Federal funding
  • Federal policy
  • Grade inflation
  • Graduation rate
  • High schools
  • Hispanic students
  • Innovative professional development
  • International comparisons
  • Low-income students
  • Measures of effective teaching
  • Merit pay
  • Minority students
  • NAEP
  • No Child Left Behind
  • PISA
  • Professional development
  • Politics
  • Poverty
  • Preschool
  • Private schools
  • Public opinion and advocacy
  • Race and diversity
  • School choice
  • School finance and spending
  • School funding
  • School reform
  • School vouchers
  • Small schools
  • Standardized tests
  • State of education
  • State policy
  • STEM education
  • Teacher assessment
  • Teacher compensation
  • Teacher performance pay
  • Teacher quality
  • Teacher recruitment and retention
  • Teacher support
  • Urban education
  • Value-added
  • Workforce development

Ralph Martire is executive director of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability. In February 2011, he was appointed to serve on the U.S. Department of Education Equity and Excellence Commission. He is a distinguished lecturer on public policy for Roosevelt University and has taught fiscal policy seminars for various universities and the International Fulbright Scholar Program. Martire has received numerous awards for his work on education policy reform, including the 2007 Champion of Freedom Award, presented by the Rainbow PUSH Coalition to individuals whose professional work embodies Martin Luther King Jr.’s, commitment to equal educational opportunities, and the Ben C. Hubbard Leadership Award given by Illinois State University to individuals who have greatly benefited education in Illinois. He was elected to serve on the School Board of River Forest District 90 and is also a regular columnist on education, fiscal and economic policy for the State Journal Register and Daily Herald. He received his bachelor’s degree in history with highest honors from Indiana University and his law degree from the University of Michigan.