Stories by Richard Rothstein

Richard Rothstein is a research associate at the Economic Policy Institute and senior fellow at the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy at U.C. Berkeley. subscribe to Richard Rothstein's feed

Posted on: Mar 1, 2014, Source: Economic Policy Institute

Once upon a time, we were much better at assessing educational progress. What happened?

Posted on: Dec 13, 2013, Source: Economic Policy Institute

In the US, we do a horrible job of facing up to our racial history, leading us to make less progress than necessary in remedying racial inequality.

Posted on: Dec 2, 2013, Source: Economic Policy Institute

When access to advance copies of the data are limited, headlines tend to be dangerously warped.

Posted on: Oct 10, 2013, Source: Economic Policy Institute

Using poverty alone to explain the achievement gap may do more harm than good.

Posted on: Sep 27, 2013, Source: Economic Policy Institute

Despite dramatic improvements in educational achievement over 30 years, reformers insist on the rhetoric of America's "failing schools." Here's why they're wrong.

Posted on: Oct 12, 2012, Source: Economic Policy Institute

By telling half-truths about his rise out of "poverty," the former NYC schools chancellor is undermining faith in public education and its teachers.

Posted on: Sep 17, 2012, Source: Economic Policy Institute

Though Rahm Emanuel wants to put student test scores at the center of teacher evals, there's little proof such measuring sticks make any sense.

Posted on: Aug 24, 2012, Source: Economic Policy Institute

Mitt Romney's father understood something the candidate clearly doesn't about how racial segregation in housing impacts educational opportunity.

Posted on: Jul 12, 2012, Source: Economic Policy Institute

Conventional views of public education as "failing" are wrong, says this author. It's time for teachers to start challenging that narrative.