Four faculty members with UW-Madison’s School of Education are ranked among the most influential scholars in the nation’s dialogue on education on a list released January 8 by Education Week.
On this year’s list, UW-Madison’s Gloria Ladson-Billings is No. 8, Adam Gamoran is No. 97, Stacey Lee is No. 176, and Jerlando Jackson is No. 177.
The 2020 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings offer a view of the public influence of U.S. education scholars based on a combination of their academic work and contributions to the public discussion in 2019.
The list was created in 2010 by Frederick Hess, a member of the American Enterprise Institute and a blogger at the Education Week website.
“Now, if readers want to argue the construction, reliability, or validity of any or all of these metrics, feel free. This whole endeavor is an imprecise, highly imperfect exercise,” Hess writes. “Of course, the same can be said about college rankings, NFL quarterback ratings, or international scorecards of human rights. Yet, for all their imperfections, such efforts convey real information and help spark useful discussion. I hope the same is true here.”