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U.S. Secretary Of Education Appoints Members Of Equity And Excellence Commission

Publication Date: 
February 17, 2011

Professor Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar was mentioned in the following article as one the 28 new appointees to the Department of Education's Equity and Excellence Commission. The Public Affairs office of the U.S. Department of Education filed the following story:

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the appointment of 28 education advocates, civil rights leaders, scholars, lawyers, and corporate leaders to the Department of Education's Equity and Excellence Commission. The commission will examine the impact of school finance on educational opportunity and recommend ways school finance can be improved to increase equity and achievement.

The commission will examine the disparities in meaningful educational opportunities that give rise to the achievement gap, with a focus on systems of finance, and recommend ways in which federal policies could address such disparities. The commission will also recommend ways to restructure school finance systems to achieve equity in the distribution of educational resources and further student achievement and attainment. The Department formed the commission in response to a congressional request included in the fiscal year 2010 Consolidated Appropriations Act.


Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar: Tino Cuéllar is Professor of Law and Deane F. Johnson Faculty Scholar at Stanford Law School. His research and teaching focus on administrative law, executive power, and how organizations implement critical regulatory, public safety, migration, and international security responsibilities in a changing world. He has served in two presidential administrations and was recently appointed to the Council of the Administrative Conference of the United States, an independent agency charged with recommending improvements in the efficiency and fairness of federal regulatory programs.