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.
The XX Factor
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 …



More Than Scottish Pride

Scotland’s referendum isn’t about nationalism. It’s about a system that failed, and a new generation looking to take a chance on itself. 

iOS 8 Comes Out Today. Do Not Put It on Your iPhone 4S.

Why Greenland’s “Dark Snow” Should Worry You

Three Talented Actresses in Three Terrible New Shows

The Human Need to Find Connections in Everything

It’s the source of creativity and delusions. It can harm us more than it helps us.


Happy Constitution Day!

Too bad it’s almost certainly unconstitutional.

What Charles Barkley Gets Wrong About Corporal Punishment and Black Culture

My Father Was James Brown. I Watched Him Beat My Mother. Then I Married Someone Like Him.

  News & Politics
Sept. 17 2014 12:02 PM Here It Is: The Flimsiest Campaign Attack Ad of 2014, Which Won’t Stop Running
Business Insider
Sept. 17 2014 1:36 PM Nate Silver Versus Princeton Professor: Who Has the Right Models?
The Vault
Sept. 17 2014 1:04 PM The War Department's WWII Advice Booklet for Soldiers Headed to Syria
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 17 2014 1:26 PM Hey CBS, Rihanna Is Exactly Who I Want to See on My TV Before NFL Football Games
  Slate Plus
Slate Fare
Sept. 17 2014 9:37 AM Is Slate Too Liberal?  A members-only open thread.
Brow Beat
Sept. 17 2014 1:01 PM A Rare, Very Unusual Interview With Michael Jackson, Animated
Future Tense
Sept. 17 2014 12:35 PM IOS 8 Comes Out Today. Do Not Put It on Your iPhone 4S.
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 17 2014 11:18 AM A Bridge Across the Sky
Sports Nut
Sept. 15 2014 9:05 PM Giving Up on Goodell How the NFL lost the trust of its most loyal reporters.