Tom Loveless
Senior Fellow


  • Common Core
  • International comparisons
  • Math
  • NAEP
  • No Child Left Behind

Tom Loveless is a non-resident education scholar at the Brown Center on Education Policy at The Brookings Institution. From 1979 to 1988, Loveless was a classroom teacher in the San Juan Unified School District. While teaching sixth grade, he served on numerous state and local curriculum committees. After receiving his doctorate in 1992, Loveless joined the faculty of Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government as a professor of public policy until 1999. From 2004 to 2012, he represented the U.S. at the General Assembly of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, a 60-nation organization that conducts international testing, including TIMSS and PIRLS. From 2006 to 2008 he served on the president’s National Mathematics Advisory Panel. His op-eds have been published in The Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New York Times and other publications. Loveless holds a doctorate in education from the University of Chicago, a master’s degree in special education from California State University, Sacramento, and a bachelor’s in English from the University of California, Berkeley.