Joan Franklin Smutny is founder and director of the Center for Gifted at National-Louis University and a winner of the NAGC Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contribution to the field of education. Clara Hemphill, writer, editor, and public school parent dedicated to informing other parents about New York City’s public schools. The New York Times called her three books “the most definitive guides” to the city’s schools. Liz Willen is the Associate editor of the Hechinger Report at Teachers College, Columbia University. She was formerly a senior writer for Bloomberg Markets magazine focusing on higher education.