Interview with Bob Wise

Interview with Bob Wise

May 30, 2019

In this piece, “Reflections of a School Reformer,” FutureEd’s Thomas Toch interviews Bob Wise, who recently departed as president of the Alliance for Excellent Education. Toch asked Wise to “reflect on the evolution of the school reform movement during his time at the Alliance,” including discussion about the standards from both sides of the aisle. Wise responded in a wide-ranging manner, concluding that under ESSA, “every state is required to have college- and career-ready standards, and in most states, it’s basically the Common Core.”