Currently an attorney in the firm of Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge & Rice, James Hunt served four terms as governor of North Carolina, and has been at the forefront of education reform in his state and in the nation. His Smart Start program received the prestigious Innovations in American Government Award from the Ford Foundation and the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. In 1985, Hunt co-chaired with David Hamburg the “Committee of 50,” which led to the Carnegie Forum on Education and the Economy and, eventually, to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. He also chairs the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future at Stanford University and is on the Board of Trustees of the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

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