Director, Walton Education Coalition
(term ending 6/30/2019)
Joe Williams, director of the Walton Education Coalition (C4), has built a reputation as one of the most effective strategists and coalition-builders in the education reform community. The founding director of Democrats for Education Reform, Joe is a nationally recognized analyst and public speaker on education policy and politics.
He previously worked as an award-winning education journalist for the New York Daily News and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He has written extensively on education politics nationally and has served as a non-resident senior fellow for the Washington-based think-tank Education Sector. He is author of the book Cheating our Kids: How Politics and Greed Ruin Education (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.)
Joe lives in New York City where his children attend the city's public schools.