Helen F. Ladd
Areas of Expertise & Civic Involvements
Ladd’s current research and teaching focuses primarily on education policy, both in the U.S. and in other countries. She is interested in range of contemporary public policy issues, including school choice, teacher labor markets, accountability, and school finance. She co-chairs “Broader, Bolder Approach to Education” (boldapproach.org), a national campaign that acknowledges the impact of social and economic disadvantage on schools and students and proposes evidence-based policies to improve schools and remedy conditions that limit many children’s readiness to learn. Ladd is also a Board member of the Durham, NC branch of Communities in Schools, a dropout prevention program.