New BLS Data Show College Enrollment Rates of Recent High School Grads Have Been Dropping Since 2009

Something To Keep An Eye On: College Enrollment Has Dropped Substantially Since 2012

College Completion: Why Getting Kids in the Door Isn’t Enough

Unemployment, Schools, Wages, and the Mythical Skills Gap

Socioeconomic School Integration Is a Worthy Goal, but Racial Segregation Presents Added Challenges

A Strong Precedent for a Better Accountability System

African American Poverty: Concentrated and Multi-Generational

Truth As Well As Reconciliation

The Stem, the Flower, and Corporate Greed

“PISA Day”—An Ideological and Hyperventilated Exercise


Responding to an Uninformed Critique


Does “Poverty” Cause Low Achievement?

Flawed Diagnoses and Inappropriate Cures in Education

How Much We Have Backslid

Education Investment (Not Low Taxes) is Key to State Prosperity

The President’s Economic Speech in 10 Charts (And More)

Council on Foreign Relations Wades into Education Debates, but Misses the Big Picture


Congress Should Act Today to Keep Student Loan Interest Rates Low

Why Our Schools Are Segregated

President Obama throws his support behind increasing the minimum wage

International tests show achievement gaps in all countries, with big gains for U.S. disadvantaged students

What we read today

Michelle Rhee gets a failing grade on her report card

What we read today

What we read today

Government has flouted its obligation to affirmatively further fair housing

Joel Klein’s false stories


Who has the better solution to the 300,000 teacher gap?

Another right-wing attack on public workers

Items I wish the education pundits would read


EPI research on Education

  • Do Poor Kids Deserve Lower-Quality Education Than Rich Kids? Evaluating School Privatization Proposals in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    April 24, 2014 | By Gordon Lafer | Report
  • Brown v. Board at 60: Why Have We Been So Disappointed? What Have We Learned?

    April 17, 2014 | By Richard Rothstein | Report
  • Modern Segregation

    March 6, 2014 | By Richard Rothstein | Multimedia
  • What NAEP Once Was, and What NAEP Could Once Again Be

    February 26, 2014 | By Rebecca Jacobsen and Richard Rothstein | Commentary
  • Misteaching History on Racial Segregation: Ignoring purposeful discriminatory government policies of the past contributes to the ongoing achievement gap

    December 12, 2013 | By Richard Rothstein | Commentary
  • The Teacher Gap: More Students and Fewer Teachers

    October 23, 2013 | By Heidi Shierholz | Economic snapshot