ON-Lion Letter
Gerard Robinson will begin his duties as the new president of the Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO) in August 2007.  Robinson has been a senior fellow at the Institute for the Transformation of Learning (ITL) at Marquette University in Milwaukee.

"We're lucky to have attracted a candidate of this caliber," said former Milwaukee Public Schools superintendent and ITL director Howard Fuller, chair of BAEO's board of directors.  "Gerard has an in-depth knowledge about K-12 education policy and knows first-hand many of the challenges that our boys and girls face as they struggle to navigate today's educational landscape.

"Gerard will be a wonderful asset to our organization and the parental-choice movement," Fuller added.

Robinson has also been a senior research associate of the School Choice Demonstration Project (SCDP) and a staffer in the California and Virginia state legislatures and the District of Columbia Public Schools system.  He once taught at the Marcus Garvey School in South Central Los Angeles.

"I am grateful for the opportunity to serve as president of BAEO," Robinson said.  "I look forward to working on behalf of America's low-income and working-class families and children who struggle every day to obtain the kind of quality education needed to be successful in today's global economy."

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee provides support to BAEO, which is based in Washington, D.C., as well as to ITL and SCDP.
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