Dana Goldstein


Dana Goldstein, a former associate editor and writer at the Prospect, comes from a family of public school educators. She received the Spencer Fellowship in Education Journalism, a Schwarz Fellowship at the New America Foundation, and a Puffin Foundation Writing Fellowship at the Nation Institute. Her journalism is regularly featured in Slate, The Atlantic, The Nation, The Daily Beast, and other publications, and she is a staff writer at the Marshall Project.


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The mass folly of mass incarceration and the road back to sane prison policy.  Read more


The National Teacher Corps of the 1960s and 1970s paved the way for Teach For America Read more

Education in America

What happens in the classroom when a state begins to evaluate all teachers, at every grade level, based on how well they "grow" their students' test scores? Colorado is about to find out. Read more


Obama's election showed how much the country has changed; his governing has shown how much it hasn't. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

The White House assumes that newer ideas are always better, but that's not necessarily the case. Read more


On education -- and every other social policy issue -- the Obama administration must play referee among competing experts. Is it up to the task? Read more

Education in America