While teaching journalism at DePaul University, Marilyn Moats Kennedy founded Career strategies. Author of 6 books and writer of several articles. Michael Smith is Superintendent of Tuscola Community Unit School District #301 in Tuscola, Illinois. Sam Chaltain is a DC-based writer and education activist, and a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Democratic Education in America (IDEA). The author or co-author of six books, Sam is also a regular contributor to Huffington Post and CNN.