Ze’ev Wurman is a visiting scholar at the Hoover Institution. From 2007 to 2009, Wurman served as a Senior Adviser at the Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development in the U.S. Department of Education. Throughout the development of the Common Core standards in 2009-2010 he analyzed its mathematics draft standards for the Pioneer Institute and for the State of California. In the summer of 2010 he served on the California Academic Content Standards Commission that reviewed the adoption of Common Core for California. Wurman has published professional and opinion articles about education and about the Common Core, among others, in Education Next, Education Week, Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, Austin American-Statesman, and City Journal. In his non-educational life Wurman is an executive with Monolithic 3D, a Silicon Valley semiconductor start-up.