Roland S. Barth Roland S. Barth is one of the country's most renowned educators and the author of the best-selling Jossey-Bass book "Improving Schools from Within" (over 100,000 copies sold). He has been a public school teacher and principal, recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a member of the faculty of Harvard University where he founded the Harvard Principals' Center and the International Network of Principals' Centers.
American educator Theodore Sizer was born in New Haven, Connecticut, and was educated at Yale and Harvard universities. He has served as headmaster of Phillips Academy, dean of the Graduate School of Education at Harvard, and is currently professor of education and chairman of the Coalition of Essential Schools at Brown University. For over 25 years, Sizer has been one of the leading critics of American education in the United States, endorsing structural and curricular reform in order to improve the public schools. In addition to being the author of numerous books, he also has written for a number of journals, including Saturday Review and Psychology Today.