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Dana Goldstein

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Dana Goldstein

Dana Goldstein

Dana Goldstein is a Puffin Foundation writing fellow at The Nation Institute and a Schwartz Fellow at the New America Foundation. Her writing on education, women's issues, public health, and American politics has appeared in The Daily BeastThe American Prospect, The Nation, the Washington Post, The New Republic, Slate and BusinessWeek. You can follow her work at www.danagoldstein.net. Her book, The Teacher Wars, will be out next fall.


News and Features

To building a lasting peace between teachers unions and communities of color, we can’t forget their most painful battle of all.

The outlook for Mayor de Blasio’s signature initiative just got a whole lot brighter.

A crude and hackneyed film, Won't Back Down peddles an improbable and deceptive message about schools and poverty.

New studies show that many teachers are unhappy in their jobs—and in this climate of austerity, it's no wonder.

The journalist blames teachers unions, not economic inequality, for students’ failure to achieve.

Given skyrocketing college costs and the bleak jobs outlook, some argue that vocational school is an apt alternative to a four-year liberal arts program for many working-class kids.

Why won't Facebook philanthropist Mark Zuckerberg use his gift to build on progress already being made?

The celebrated film tells a familiar story about unions and schools—but misses what's new.

Charter and merit pay advocates make up in lobbying what they lack in community support.


Just in time for Passover, a difficult but necessary intergenerational conversation about Israel's occupation of the Palestinian...
Beinart's The Crisis of Zionism tells a series of important truths about Israel, the occupation and the American Jewish establishment. 
The beloved education theorist talks about Teach for America, the intelligence of poor children, and how her own work has been...
Teachers' union leader Randi Weingarten discusses how Shanghai, Singapore and other nations are improving teaching without overemphasizing...
The idea of dismantling the federal government's civil rights–driven education agenda is not new. 
Bill Gates and Wendy Kopp agree: the volatile data reports unfairly shame teachers.
A Harper's journalist recently went undercover as a University of Phoenix student. What he found was an "education" that was...
Politicians and developers try to lure 200 teachers to live in a struggling Newark neighborhood. Will it improve the quality of education?