President, The New Common School Foundation
Clark Durant is president of The New Common School Foundation and co-founder, current board member, former chair and CEO of Cornerstone Schools in Detroit. Durant serves on the Excellent Schools Detroit Board as treasurer for The Skillman Foundation and is co-chair of the academic subcommittee for the Coalition for the Future of Detroit Schoolchildren.
Durant previously served as State Board of Education president, overseeing the development of the Board’s vision, philosophy and mission statement focused on strengthening education standards and accountability and encouraging the development of charter schools in Michigan. He earned a law degree from the University of Notre Dame Law School and is a former director of PMG at Munder Capital. Durant was nominated by President Reagan to serve on the Legal Services Corporation, where he served four years as chairman.