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Dana Goldstein

Author Bios

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.

Articles

News and Features

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.

Blogs

State legislators are prioritizing technological “innovation” over quality education.
As in the United States, many Mexican education reformers focus on teachers' unions--but both countries need a broader public schools...
The key is getting young girls—under age 12—passionate about technology and the physical world. Here’s how. 
New York City’s new sex ed curriculum is based on real evidence: very young teens are having sex, and need to know how to stay safe.
In the wake of three women being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, a new PBS documentary series celebrates women’s roles as peacemakers...
Injectable hormonal birth control can double a woman's risk of contracting HIV from her partner, even as it prevents pregnancy....
South Korea is turning away from a testing-obsessed educational culture just as the United States is doubling down on test-focused reforms.
President Obama is moving forward to reform NCLB unilaterally, but the House GOP has its own plan.