About the Authors

In the compelling report, America's Perfect Storm: Three Forces Changing Our Nation's Future, authors Irwin Kirsch, Henry Braun, Kentaro Yamamoto and Andrew Sum describe and document evidence that powerful socioeconomic forces are converging and putting our nation at risk.

Unless we invest in policies to improve our nation's educational system and narrow the achievement gap, America will be ill-prepared to compete in today's competitive global economy and high-skills job market.

Read more about these distinguished authors and their research in global literacy, educational assessments, psychometrics, human capital, labor markets and immigration.

Henry Braun
Irwin Kirsch
Andrew Sum
Kentaro Yamamoto