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Greg Richmond believes education is the most powerful tool we have to provide disadvantaged children with a better life. He believes that the educators within each school know their students best and need to be empowered to provide them with an education that best meets their needs. He believes that the creation of new schools is the most effective strategy we have for dramatically improving education. To implement these beliefs, he runs the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA). NACSA’s mission is to get one million children into better schools. From 1994 to 2005, Greg worked for the Chicago Public Schools, where he established the district's Charter Schools Office. Greg has also served on many boards and committees, including the Aspen Institute's Commission on No Child Left Behind, the Illinois State Charter School Commission, and Tulane University's Cowen Institute for Public Education Initiatives. He has also consulted with the governments of the United Kingdom, Chile, and Abu Dhabi on the development of charter-like schools in those countries. Greg is a Fellow of the 10th class of the Pahara-Aspen Education Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.