Chris Lubienski, Ph.D.

Director, Professor
Forum on the Future of Public Education

Chris Lubienski, Ph.D., Director of the Forum for the Future for Public Education, is a Professor in the Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership at the University of Illinois.  His research centers on public and private interests in education, including the use of market mechanisms such as choice and competition to improve schooling, especially for disadvantaged children. His work examines reforms and movements such as vouchers, charter schools, tuition tax credits, and home schooling that seek to decentralize and deregulate educational governance. He focuses on outcomes anticipated by reformers in areas such as increased innovation and higher levels of achievement, exploring the frequent disconnect between research findings and policy advocacy. He is currently investigating the organizational behavior of schools and districts in local education markets in metropolitan areas.