David Steiner

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    David Steiner is dean of the School of Education at Hunter College and was commissioner of education for the State of New York from 2009 to 2011.


In Newark, a Gift Wasted?

A review of “The Prize: Who’s in Charge of America’s Schools?” by Dale Russakoff

SPRING 2016 / VOL. 16, NO. 2

NYC’s Former Schools Chancellor Recounts Struggles and Successes

A review of Joel Klein’s “Lessons of Hope”

SUMMER 2015 / VOL. 15, NO. 3

Cracking the Code of Effective Teaching

A review of Elizabeth Green’s “Building a Better Teacher”

Reporting Opinion, Shaping an Agenda

A review of ‘Teachers Versus the Public,’ by Paul E. Peterson, Michael Henderson and Martin R. West

FALL 2014 / VOL. 14, NO. 4

The Quest for Rationalization

“The Allure of Order” by Jal Mehta, as reviewed by David Steiner

Fall 2013 / Vol. 13, No. 4

It Can Be Done

A review of Born to Rise, by Deborah Kenny, and Mission Possible, by Eva Moskowitz and Arin Lavinia

SPRING 2013 / VOL. 13, NO. 2

Blog Posts/Multimedia

The Coming Common Core Assessments: How They Could Stop Patronizing our Students

If the new tests assess knowledge in ways that demand mastery of knowledge, sophisticated vocabulary, rich content, and cross-disciplinary learning, educators across the country would have a much greater incentive to bring challenging content into their classrooms.


Test Scores in New York: It’s On All of Us

Many thousands of students who took tests in New York State this year will be told this week that they fall short of where they need to be.


Please: Anything But Good News

The news – about the performance of NYC public high schools since 2003 – was almost uniformly very good. Over the next few days, not a single story appeared in the major press.

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