A new book finds a startling conclusion in schools across the globe: they value the intellect more than we do. By Dana Goldstein.
Dana Goldstein is a fellow at the New America Foundation and The Nation Institute, and a former associate editor at The Daily Beast. Her writing on politics, women's issues, and education has also appeared in The American Prospect, The Nation, The New Republic, BusinessWeek, and Slate. You can follow her work at danagoldstein.net.
Poor urban dads are reversing gender roles in caring for their children, but not being providers. Dana Goldstein on why that’s not quite enough.
In Michael Brick’s new book, ‘Saving the School,’ the author follows a group of educators trying to turn around a failing Texas high school, and shows that to overcome poverty, teachers must do more than just teach. By Dana Goldstein.
In India and the U.S., Katherine Boo and Adrian Nicole LeBlanc both captured the tragedy of grinding poverty.
Only in our absurd health-care system is a woman’s boss involved with her sex life. By Dana Goldstein
Migraine sufferer Dana Goldstein says headaches won’t make Bachmann a bad president—her policies will.
The education reform superstar presided over substantial test score irregularities during her term as D.C. schools chancellor, an investigation has found—but Dana Goldstein says the findings are no surprise.
The founder of Teach for America Wendy Kopp speaks with Dana Goldstein about her new book, A Chance to Make History, defends the organization's record—and says she’d love to run NYC's schools.
As Obama seeks to tighten federal control over local schools and boost accountability, he faces a tough battle with incoming GOP lawmakers, who advocate "parental rights" and tax credits for home schooling.
George W. was more committed to the GOP than Obama’s been to his base. It’s time for the president to stop appeasing everyone—or health-care reform will become watered down and unrecognizable.