The K–12 Education Task Force focuses on education policy as it relates to government provision and oversight versus private solutions (both within and outside the public school system) that stress choice, accountability, and transparency; that include systematic reform options such as vouchers, charter schools, and testing; and that weigh equity concerns against outcome objectives.

Its collaborative efforts spawned a quarterly journal titled Education Next, one of the premier publications on public education research policy in the nation.

Chester E. Finn, Jr. serves as chair of the Task Force on K–12 education.

Significant gifts for the support of this task force are acknowledged from

  • Koret Foundation
  • Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation
  • Mrs. Edmund W. Littlefield
  • Bernard Lee Schwartz Foundation, Inc.
  • Tad and Dianne Taube
    Taube Family Foundation
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