David L. Kirp
David L. Kirp

David L. Kirp, public policy professor at UC–Berkeley, is the author of Improbable Scholars: The Rebirth of a Great American School System and a Strategy for America’s Schools.

Science
Sept. 4 2013 1:16 PMThe Wrong Kind of Education ReformThree new books decimate the case for charter schools and vouchers.
Science
May 7 2013 2:49 PMFailing the TestWhy cheating scandals and parent rebellions are erupting in schools in New York, Washington, D.C., and Atlanta.
Science
June 19 2013 12:07 PMSuperman Needs More TimeRapid turnover at the top is bad for school districts—just as it’s bad for the NBA.
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Aug. 26 2015 12:11 PM Slate Voice: “Space Invaders” Never, ever use two spaces after a period: Listen to Mike Vuolo read Farhad Manjoo’s classic takedown of an enduring typographic sin.