Conversation with Fmr. U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education, Susan Neuman
Updated: Nov 6, 2021
ECC and Inclusion Advocate welcome Dr. Susan Neuman, former US Assistant Secretary of Education, to discuss education reform, poverty alleviation, and the ineffectiveness of using standardized testing as the sole evaluation criterion for schools.
Dr. Susan B. Neuman is a distinguished educator and policy-maker who served as US Assistant Secretary of Education from 2001 to 2003. In this role, she initiated the implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act. Dr. Neuman is especially proud of launching the Early Reading First program to help preschool children. At the Department of Education, she also served as the principal adviser to the US Secretary of Education on all matters related to elementary and secondary education. Since leaving government service, she has been inducted into the Reading Hall of Fame in 2012 and has been a professor at NYU since 2013.
Bincheng Mao moderates this interview with Dr. Neuman. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Inclusion Advocate and President of the East Coast Coalition for Tolerance and Non-Discrimination (ECC). Under his leadership, ECC has mobilized young volunteers from across the country to serve minorities struggling to access health care and other social services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Inclusion Advocate - Unscripted is an interview series produced by the East Coast Coalition for Tolerance and Non-Discrimination (ECC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting inclusion and equity for marginalized minorities.