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Margaret Goertz is a professor of education policy and co-director of the Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. She has conducted extensive research on state education reform policies, education finance, state teacher policies, state and federal programs for special-needs students, and the implementation of standards-based reform. Her current research interests include the effect of state and federal accountability policies on schools and school districts. Margaret has co-authored and co-edited five books and authored numerous journal articles and book chapters on school finance reform, standards-based reform, and accountability policy. Prior to joining the Penn faculty, Margaret taught at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University and was executive director of the Education Policy Research Division of Educational Testing Service. She received her Ph.D. from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University.