David Osborne is director of the Progressive Policy Institute’s project on Reinventing America’s Schools. He is the author or co-author of five books on public sector reform, including the New York Times bestseller, Reinventing Government. Osborne has also authored numerous articles for the Washington Post, The Atlantic, the New York Times Magazine, Harpers, U.S. News, Education Week, Education Next, The New Republic, Governing, and other publications. He is currently working on a book on education reform.
Osborne has advised governments large and small, from cities, counties, and school districts to states, federal agencies, and foreign governments. In 1993, he served as a senior advisor to Vice President Gore, to help run what the Vice President often called his “reinventing government task force,” the National Performance Review. Osborne was the chief author of the NPR report, which laid out the Clinton Administration’s reinvention agenda, called by Time “the most readable federal document in memory.”