Charles Barone

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Director of Policy, Democrats for Education Reform and Education Reform Now

Washington, D.C.

Charles Barone is the director of policy at Democrats for Education Reform and Education Reform Now. He has led DFER/ERN’s efforts advising President Obama’s 2008 transition team, advocating for state reforms under Obama’s Race to the Top initiative, and setting DFER’s policy agenda at the state and federal level in areas including accountability and testing, teacher preparation and charter schools.

Barone’s work on education and children’s issues over the past three decades has emphasized equity and excellence and spanned direct service, research, policy and advocacy. He has authored numerous articles and book chapters on education policy and politics in peer-reviewed scholarly journals, trade publications, and mainstream media.

A Capitol Hill veteran, Barone was a top education advisor to the late Senator Paul Simon (D-IL) and to Congressman George Miller (D-CA), under whom he acted as lead negotiator for House Democrats on the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Before his entry into Washington politics, Charles was a postdoctoral fellow in the department of psychology at Yale University. He has a doctorate in clinical/community psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park and a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton responds to a question from Roland Martin, Host and Managing Editor TV Oneís News One Now during a town hall meeting hosted by the South Carolina Legislative Black Caucus Saturday November 7, 2015 at Ministers Hall on the Campus of Claflin University in Orangeburg, SC. (Richard Burkhart/AP Images for TV One)

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