Background: Max Marchitello is a senior analyst with Bellwether Education Partners in the Policy and Thought Leadership practice area. Prior to joining Bellwether in June 2016, Max worked as a policy analyst on the K-12 Education Policy team at the Center for American Progress, where he focused on standards, accountability, and school finance. Before that, Max was the inaugural William L. Taylor Fellow at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. Max also taught high school English and coached basketball in Philadelphia. Max holds a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago.
Why I do this work: I believe that improving education for underserved communities is not only a moral imperative, but also essential for America’s future.