Dana Goldstein

Dana Goldstein is the author of The Teacher Wars: A History of America's Most Embattled Profession, and a staff writer at The Marshall Project. 

Sept. 1 2014 11:34 PMThe Most Important Figure in School Reform We Never Talk AboutIt’s the principal. 
Dec. 10 2013 12:17 PMSchooled: The Flipped ClassroomCan watching lectures at home and doing homework in school improve high school learning?
Dec. 2 2013 10:46 AMSchooled: Does Class Size Matter?The formula for a successful school is more complicated than the teacher-pupil ratio.
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Nov. 26 2013 10:50 AMForget the Opt-Out Movement. Let’s Talk About Legitimate Concerns Over Common Core.
Nov. 18 2013 2:57 PMSchooled: How to Choose a SchoolA discussion about navigating the many measures of public school quality.
Nov. 4 2013 2:20 PMSchooled: The Smartest Kids in the WorldDana Goldstein talks with author Amanda Ripley on Slate’s new education podcast.
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April 2 2013 3:07 PMWhat You Need to Know About the Shocking Cheating Indictments in the Atlanta Public Schools
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Oct. 3 2012 11:30 PMThe Far-Left Education Idea Floated in the Debate by ... Romney?
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June 29 2012 12:54 PMAmerican Cities Are Growing Faster Than Suburbs. Here's Why That's Good News for Our Kids.
Future Tense
June 7 2012 9:22 AMHow To Fix the Gender Gap in TechnologyMake your daughter play video games. It will help her get a high-paying job.
Feb. 16 2012 7:10 AMLiberals, Don’t Homeschool Your KidsWhy teaching children at home violates progressive values.
Nov. 4 2011 1:11 PMKindergartners, Put Down Your Pencils Standardized testing for 5-year-olds sounds crazy. But it just might lead to a better way of assessing all kids.
Aug. 17 2011 6:04 PMThe GOP'S New War on SchoolsThe rise of Michele Bachmann reflects a shift in the party's education agenda.
May 21 2014 2:05 PMWho Gets to Control Newark’s Schools?A rabble-rousing new mayor wants to undo the reforms that Cory Booker, Chris Christie, and Mark Zuckerberg brought to town.
Dec. 3 2013 2:21 PMThe PISA PuzzleThe lessons of the big test for our school reform movement aren’t as simple as they might seem.
Nov. 27 2013 12:56 PMSchooled: Is Giftedness Real?The problems with treating some students as especially talented.
Nov. 25 2013 8:15 AMWhat Happens When Great Teachers Get $20,000 to Work in Low-Income Schools?Results.
Nov. 11 2013 12:52 PMConfessions of a Bad Teacher
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June 10 2013 12:52 PMGrouping by Ability in Classrooms Is Back in Fashion. Is This Good For Kids?
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Oct. 16 2012 11:39 PMRomney Talked a Lot About Helping Poor Women at Tonight's Debate. So Why Does He Want To Cut Head Start?
The Hive
Sept. 24 2012 4:04 AMThe ApprenticeHow manufacturers and community colleges are teaming up—German-style—to create high-paying factory jobs.
June 13 2012 7:05 AMNo More Ditching Gym Class   The next wave of standardized testing is here, measuring your kids in art, music, and phys ed. Is that even possible?
Future Tense
May 9 2012 12:01 PMMachines Shouldn’t Grade Student Writing—YetStandardized tests will finally ask good essay questions. But robot grading threatens that progress.
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Jan. 25 2012 4:45 PMThe Research Behind Obama's State of the Union High-School Dropout Proposal
Sept. 29 2011 4:56 PMStill Waiting for Superman Dave Eggers and Matt Damon’s American Teacher is almost as flawed as last year’s big school reform movie.
July 21 2011 12:57 PMHow High-Stakes Testing Led to the Atlanta Cheating ScandalAnd the ones in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, and Houston …



The Democrats’ War at Home

How can the president’s party defend itself from the president’s foreign policy blunders?

Congress’ Public Shaming of the Secret Service Was Political Grandstanding at Its Best

Michigan’s Tradition of Football “Toughness” Needs to Go—Starting With Coach Hoke

Windows 8 Was So Bad That Microsoft Will Skip Straight to Windows 10

A Plentiful, Renewable Resource That America Keeps Overlooking

Animal manure.


Cringing. Ducking. Mumbling.

How GOP candidates react whenever someone brings up reproductive rights or gay marriage.

Building a Better Workplace

You Deserve a Pre-cation

The smartest job perk you’ve never heard of.

The Ludicrous Claims Women Are Pitched at “Egg Freezing Parties”

Piper Kerman on Why She Dressed Like a Hitchcock Heroine for Her Prison Sentencing

Oct. 1 2014 11:48 AM An Up-Close Look at the U.S.–Mexico Border
  News & Politics
The World
Oct. 1 2014 12:20 PM Don’t Expect Hong Kong’s Protests to Spread to the Mainland
Business Insider
Oct. 1 2014 12:21 PM How One Entrepreneur Is Transforming Blood Testing
Oct. 1 2014 11:59 AM Ask a Homo: A Lesbian PDA FAQ
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 30 2014 12:34 PM Parents, Get Your Teenage Daughters the IUD
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Oct. 1 2014 10:54 AM “I Need a Pair of Pants That Won’t Bore Me to Death” Troy Patterson talks about looking sharp, flat-top fades, and being Slate’s Gentleman Scholar.
Brow Beat
Oct. 1 2014 12:26 PM Where Do I Start With Leonard Cohen?
Future Tense
Oct. 1 2014 11:48 AM Watch a Crowd Go Wild When Steve Jobs Moves a Laptop in This 1999 Demonstration of WiFi
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 1 2014 12:01 PM Rocky Snow
Sports Nut
Sept. 30 2014 5:54 PM Goodbye, Tough Guy It’s time for Michigan to fire its toughness-obsessed coach, Brady Hoke.