Elizabeth Green has written for the New York Times Magazine and many other publications. She is the cofounder of Chalkbeat and a former Spencer Fellow at the Columbia School of Journalism. Deborah Loewenberg Ball is dean of the University of Michigan School of Education and director of TeachingWorks. She taught elementary school for more than 15 years. Dan Brown is a National Board Certified Teacher and director of the Future Educators Association. He is the author of The Great Expectations School.