Audrey L. Amrein is an Assistant Research Professional in the College of Education at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. Her research interests include the study of large-scale educational policies and their effects on students from racial minority, language minority, and economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Specifically, she is interested in investigating the effects of high-stakes tests, bilingual education, and charter school policies as they pertain to issues of equity.
David C. Berliner
Arizona State University
David C. Berliner is Regents' Professor of Education at the College of Education of Arizona State University, in Tempe, AZ. He received his Ph.D. in 1968 from Stanford University in educational psychology, and has worked also at the University of Massachusetts, WestEd, and the University of Arizona. He has served as president of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), president of the Division of Educational Psychology of the American Psychological Association, and as a fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences and a member of the National Academy of Education. Berliner's publications include The Manufactured Crisis, Addison-Wesley, 1995 (with B.J. Biddle) and The Handbook of Educational Psychology, Macmillan, 1996 (Edited with R.C. Calfee). Special awards include the Research into Practice Award of AERA, the National Association of Secondary School Principals Distinguished Service Award, and the Medal of Honor from the University of Helsinki. His scholarly interests include research on teaching and education policy analysis.