NCSL Task Force on School Dropout Prevention: Betsy Brand 

2010 Spring Forum


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Betsy Brand
, executive director, American Youth Policy Forum

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Betsy Brand is the executive director of the American Youth Policy Forum specializing in high school reform, career preparation, and college access and success.  Brand’s education policy career started when she served as a legislative associate for the U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor from 1977 to 1983. She subsequently served with Senator Dan Quayle as a professional staff member on the U.S. Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee. In 1989, Brand was appointed Assistant Secretary for Vocational and Adult Education at the U.S. Department of Education, under President George H.W. Bush. From 1993 to 1998, Brand operated a consulting firm, Workforce Futures Inc., focusing on policy and best practices affecting education and workforce preparation.



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