Paul Pastorek

Paul Pastorek

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Education Consultant

United States

Paul Pastorek is a longtime Louisiana education leader who helped build one of the most rigorous and progressive state accountability systems in the country as state education chief and president of the State Board of Education. A graduate of Loyola University in New Orleans, Mr. Pastorek holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and a law degree. He and his wife Kathy have three children and one grandchild.

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Posted Sep. 10, 2014
Paul Pastorek

Smarter, Not More Testing

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recently showed he is listening to concerns from parents, teachers and school leaders about…

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