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Plaintiffs' Witnesses¹

Dr. Mark Alter
Professor of Educational Psychology and Chairman of the Department of Teaching and Leaning at the School of Education, New York University.

Dr. David Appel
Director of the School-Based Health Center in the Department of Family Medicine and Pediatrics at Montefiore Hospital.

Dr. Jane Ashdown
Director of the Reading Recovery Project at New York University. Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning at New York University.

Dr. Robert Berne
Vice-President for Academic Development and Professor of Public Administration at New York University.

William Casey
Chief Executive for Program Development and Dissemination for the New York City Board of Education. Former Superintendent of Community District 15.

Dr. Kathleen Cashin
Superintendent of Community School District 23 in Brooklyn.

Judith Chin
Executive Director of the Division of Instructional Support for the New York City Board of Education.

Barbara M. Clark
Member of the New York State Legislature 33rd Assembly District, Queens County. Member of the Education Committee of the Legislature.

Caryl Cohen
Deputy Executive Director of the Office of Educational Staff Recruitment for the New York City Board of Education.

Joyce Coppin
Superintendent of the Brooklyn High Schools Superintendency.

Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond
Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education at Stanford University. Executive Director of the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future.

Renee Darvin
Instructor of Art and Art Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Frank DeStefano
Superintendent of Community School District 15 in Brooklyn.

Beverly Donohue
Chief Financial Officer for the New York City Board of Education.

Helaine K. Doran
Senior Policy Analyst for Education at the Office of the New York City Public Advocate.

Dr. Sharon Dunn
Senior Assistant to the Chancellor for the Arts for the New York City Board of Education.

Dr. Susan Erber
Superintendent of the Special Education District (District 75).

Sheila Evans-Tranumn
Associate Commissioner of Education of the State Education Department.

Steve Farkas
Senior Vice President and Director of Research at Public Agenda Foundation.

Dr. Ronald Ferguson
Faculty Lecturer and Senior Research Associate at the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

Elaine Fink
Superintendent of Community School District 2 in Manhattan.

Dr. Jeremy Finn
Professor of Education in the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology at the State University of New York, Buffalo.

Norman Fruchter
Director of the Institute for Education and Social Policy and Professor of Education in the School of Education at New York University.

Dr. Doris Garner
Staff Coordinator of the Regents Task Force on Teaching.

Francine Goldstein
Supervising Superintendent of the Division of Student Support Services for the New York City Board of Education.

Dr. David Grissmer
Senior Research Analyst at the Rand Corporation.

Carl Hayden
Chancellor of the New York State Board of Regents.

Dr. Lillian Hernandez
Executive Director of the Office of Bilingual Education for the New York City Board of Education.

Dr. Richard Jaeger
Nations Bank Professor Emeritus in Educational Research Methodology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

James Kadamus²
Deputy Commissioner of Elementary, Middle and Secondary School of Continuing Education for the State Education Department.

Robert King³
Former Director of the New York State Division of the Budget. Chancellor of the State University of New York.

Dr. Hamilton Lankford
Associate Professor of Economics and Public Policy of the State University of New York in Albany.

John Lee
Superintendent of the Queens High Schools Superintendency.

Dr. Henry Levin
William Herdkill Patrick Professor of Economics and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Director of the National Center for the Study of Privatization in Education. Founding Director of the Accelerated Schools Project.

Harold Levy
Current Chancellor of the New York City Board of Education. Former Member of the Board of Regents. Former Chairman of the Commission of School Facilities and Maintenance Reform.

Beth Lief
Former President and Chief Executive Officer of New Visions for Public Schools.

James Marley
Senior Vice President for Community Services for Bronx Community Services.

Jeanne Millman
Director of the Office of Policy Management at the Office of the New York City Comptroller.

Dr. Richard Mills
Commissioner of Education for the State of New York. President of the University of the State of New York.

Dr. Betty Rosa
Superintendent of Community School District 8 in the Bronx.

David Rubenstein
Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget for the City of New York.

Frederick Salerno
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Executive Vice President of Strategy and Business Development of Bell Atlantic. Former Chairman of the Committee on State Education Finance. Former Chairman of the Board of the State University of New York.

Adelaide Sanford
Member of the New York State Board of Regents.

Arnold Santandreau
Superintendendt of the Chancellor's District (District 85).

Benno Schmidt
Former President of Yale University. Chair of the Advisory Task Force on the City University of New York. Chairman of Edison Schools, Inc.

Robert Schwartz
President of Achieve, Inc. Faculty Member of the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Dr. Thomas Sobol
Former Commissioner of Education of New York State. Christian A. Johnson Professor of Outstanding Educational Practice at Teachers College, Columbia University.

H. Lewis Spence
Deputy Chancellor of Operations for the New York City Board of Education.

Dr. George Sweeting
Associate Director of the New York City Board of Education.

Howard Tames
Executive Director of the Division of Human Resources for the New York City Board of Education.

Elspeth Taylor
Former Chief Information Officer for the New York City Board of Education. Chief Information Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Management Systems for Health in Massachusetts.

Robert Tobias
Executive Director of the Division of Assessment and Accountability for the New York City Board of Education.

Bruce Virginia
Senior Assistant to the Chancellor of the New York City Board of Education for Fit for Life, a Health and Physical Education Program.

Granger Ward
Former Superintendent of the Manhattan High Schools Superintendency. Superintendent of the Grossmont Union High School District, San Diego County, California.

Randi Weingarten
President of the United Federation of Teachers.

Dr. Lester Young
Superintendent of Community School District 13 in Brooklyn.

Irma Zardoya
Superintendent of Community School District 10 in the Bronx.

Patricia Zedalis
Chief Executive of the Division of School Facilities for the New York City Board of Education.

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¹Titles indicate position held at the time of the trial. The names of expert witnesses appear in italics.
²Mr. Kadamus was recalled to the stand during the Defendants’ case.
³Because of scheduling difficulties and pending appellate review, Mr. King was called to the stand by Plaintiffs after the conclusion of the Defendants’ case.


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