Martin Carnoy is the Vida Jacks Professor of Education in the Stanford University Graduate School of Education and a faculty affiliate in Stanford's King Center on Global Development. He is a labor economist with a special interest in the relation between the economy and the educational system. Carnoy is the co-author, among other publications, of The Different Worlds of Urban and Suburban School Districts; Sustaining Flexibility: Work, Family, and Community in the Information Age; and School Vouchers: Examining the Evidence. He is a member of both the National Academy of Education and the International Academy of Education. He received his PhD in economics from the University of Chicago.