Richard Rothstein

Research Associate

Areas of expertise
Education, Race and Ethnicity

Richard Rothstein is a research associate of the Economic Policy Institute. His recent work has documented the history of state-sponsored residential segregation, as in his report, “The Making of Ferguson.” He is the author of Grading Education: Getting Accountability Right (Teachers College Press and EPI, 2008) and Class and Schools: Using Social, Economic and Educational Reform to Close the Black-White Achievement Gap (Teachers College Press 2004). He is also the author of The Way We Were? Myths and Realities of America’s Student Achievement (1998). Other recent books include The Charter School Dust-Up: Examining the Evidence on Enrollment and Achievement (co-authored in 2005); and All Else Equal: Are Public and Private Schools Different? (co-authored in 2003). Contact Richard Rothstein at