Donna Orem

Donna Orem is the president of National Association of Independent Schools. The association includes more than 1,600 independent private K-12 schools in the U.S.

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Ed Fuller

Ed Fuller is an associate professor and the director of Pennsylvania State University’s Center for Evaluation and Education Policy Analysis.

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J. Mike Smith

J. Mike Smith is the president of the Home School Legal Defense Association, a Christian-based organization. The media contact is Sandra Kim.

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Shawna J. Lee

Shawna J. Lee is a professor at the University of Michigan School of Social Work and the director of the Parenting in Context Research Lab. Lee is one of the authors of a study titled “Parenting activities and the transition to home-based education during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

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Emma García

Emma García is an economist at the Economic Policy Institute. She specializes in the economics of education and education policy and co-authored an opinion column, “Why homeschooling in pandemic has failed for many families,” published by USA Today in February 2021.

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Mary Zamore

Mary Zamore is a rabbi and the executive director of the Women’s Rabbinic Network. She co-authored “Jewish Organizations Must Address the Pandemic Parenting Gender Gap,” published in September 2020 by eJewish Philanthropy.

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