Dana Goldstein

Dana Goldstein, a former associate editor and writer at the Prospect and The Daily Beast, is a Spencer Fellow in education reporting at Columbia University. Her work on politics, women’s issues, and education has appeared in BusinessWeek, Slate, The New Republic, and The Nation.

Recent Articles

At G-20 Spouses Events, Husbands are No-Shows...Again.

During the last G-20 meeting, in April, I noted that the husbands of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Argentine President Cristina Kirchner were no-shows for the big spouse photo-op.

The Inspiring Story of the Murdered Census Worker.

You may have heard about the Kentucky Census worker, Bill Sparkman, whose body was found in a state park with the word "fed" scrawled on it -- on Sept. 12, the same day as nationwide "tea party" protests against President Obama's health reform effort.

At the U.N., Comparing Obama and Bush.

Obama's entire address to the United Nations this morning is worth a read, but I just want to highlight this section on Israel/Palestine:

Real Talk on Taxes.

In a Washington Post op-ed this morning, some refreshingly direct rhetoric on taxes from Creigh Deeds, Virginia's Democratic candidate for governor. Deeds wants to overhaul the state's transportation system, with new investments in high speed rail, bus rapid transit, and road and bridge upkeep. Theoretically, Deeds' opponent, Bob McDonnell, agrees on the priorities. But McDonnell won't raise taxes to fund improvements. Democrats across the country should take a lesson from Deeds, who writes frankly, "We can't solve this problem without new revenue."

Coalition of States Releases National Edu Standards.

This summer, the National Governors Association partnered with the standardized testing industry and 47 states to create national education standards for high school students. Yesterday the coalition released its initial draft standards in English/language arts and math.