Christopher Edley, Jr.

Christopher Edley
Christopher Edley, Jr.
Interim Dean of the Graduate School of Education and the Honorable William H. Orrick, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Law,
University of California, Berkeley

Christopher Edley, Jr. is the cofounder and president emeritus of the Opportunity Institute. He was appointed by Secretary Arne Duncan to cochair the congressionally chartered National Commission on Education Equity and Excellence. He was dean of Berkeley Law and continues there as the Honorable William H. Orrick, Jr., Distinguished Professor of Law, teaching administrative law and education law. Previously, Edley taught at Harvard Law School, where he cofounded the Harvard Civil Rights Project. Edley served in White House policy and budget positions and held senior positions in five presidential campaigns. He received his JD and MPP from Harvard University.

updated 2020

Publications by Christopher Edley, Jr.
What California’s Leaders Must Do Next to Advance Student Learning During COVID-19
On July 17th, 2020, Governor Newsom announced that all K–12 schools in California counties with rising COVID-19 infections would be required to teach remotely. Without a strong focus on improving the quality of remote education at scale, students…
A Review of Getting Down to Facts II Findings
This paper focuses on implications for equity in the research findings of Getting Down to Facts II (GDFTII). Policymakers changed education funding and governance with the 2014 enactment of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), Gov. Jerry Brown’…