Author Bio: Mike Goldstein is the founder of the MATCH Charter School and MATCH
Teacher Residency in Boston (www.matchschool.org). MTR is currently
running a randomized trial of teacher coaching in New Orleans; last
year MATCH designed and implemented an intervention in Houston which
recruited and deployed over 200 full-time math tutors in Houston
turnaround schools, as part of a larger experiment run by EdLabs.
Mike serves or has served on various advisory boards: transition teams
for the past two MA governors (Deval Patrick and Mitt Romney), the
National Council for Teacher Quality, Harvard's Futures of School
Reform, Boston Schoolchildren's Consortium, Education Sector, and
others. He received his masters in public policy from Harvard
University and his B.A. from Duke University, which -- through various
computer models -- appears to have a 27% chance of returning to the
Final Four in 2012, and a 97% chance of remaining the most hated team
in college basketball.