Gerard Robinson is a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where he works on education policy issues including choice in public and private schools, implementation of K–12 standards, innovation in for-profit educational institutions, and the role of community colleges and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in adult advancement.

Karen Branan is a veteran journalist who has written for newspapers, magazines, the stage, and television for almost fifty years. her work has appreared inLife, Mother Jones, Ms., Ladies’ Home Journal, Good Housekeeping, and on PBS, CBS, ABC, CBC, BBC, and CNN. Her recent book is entitled, The Family Tree: A Lynching in Georgia, a Legacy of Secrets, and My Search for the Truth.