Ethan Hutt is an assistant professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership at the University of Maryland. Hutt’s research focuses on the historical relationship between schools, the law, and education policy. In particular, his research examines the way in which the law has defined the purpose, organization, and success of public education in America through the creation of standards and the use of quantification. He is currently working on a book manuscript based on his dissertation entitled "Good Enough: A history of the GED and minimum standards in American education," places the current standards-based accountability movement in historical perspective by understanding it as the latest in a century-long effort to define the appropriate outcomes of public education. In addition to his book project work, Hutt has published articles on the history, development, and implications of metrics in American education including grades, standardized tests, evaluation systems, and value-added models.