Before joining Teach For America’s staff, Huffman was an associate at Hogan & Hartson in Washington, D.C., where he practiced with the firm's Education Law group. Huffman is a graduate of Swarthmore College and New York University School of Law, where he worked on the Law Review and published an article on legal challenges to charter schools. He was a 1992 Teach For America corps member, and taught bilingual first and second grades in Houston.
The United States is losing ground quickly in the innovation sweepstakes to Japan, Denmark and other nations. There’s nothing mysterious about why: These and other nations have designed and funded federal policies to spur innovation, and we have not.