Helen F. Ladd is the Susan B. King Professor of Public Policy Studies and Professor of Economics at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy. Her current research focuses on school accountability, education finance, teacher labor markets, and teacher quality. Ladd is past president of the Association for Public Policy and Management. From 1996-99 she co-chaired a National Academy of Sciences Committee on Education Finance. In that capacity she is the co-editor of two books: a set of background papers, Equity and Adequacy in Education Finance and the final report, Making Money Matter: Financing America’s Schools.