The National Commission on Teaching & America's Future (NCTAF)
The National Commission on Teaching & America's Future (NCTAF) is a nonpartisan and nonprofit group dedicated to improving the quality of teaching nationwide as a means of meeting America's educational challenges.
Established in 1994 with initial funding from the Rockefeller Foundation and Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Commission includes a diverse cross-section of public officials, business and community leaders, and educators representing major stakeholders in education. The chairman of the Commission is James B. Hunt Jr., former governor of North Carolina, and the executive director is Linda Darling-Hammond, the Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education at Stanford University. The Commission is housed at Teachers College, Columbia University.