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. Contact Richard Rothstein at riroth@epi.org subscribe to Richard Rothstein's feed

Posted on: Apr 29, 2014, Source: Economic Policy Institute

Though its impact was large, Brown has never achieved its stated goal: to undo the school segregation that persists as a central feature of American public education today.

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.