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Jonathan Zimmerman and American Teachers

Historian Jonathan Zimmerman has an essay in the December 4 issue of The New York Review of Books that I highly recommend. Its high quality is to be expected from one of our greatest educational historians, author of Whose America? Culture Wars in the Public Schools, which has been formative in shaping research on both of my books. In “Why Is American Teaching So Bad?”—the title of the essay, which is a review of three books on teaching, including Dana Goldstein’s The Teacher Wars: A History of America’s Most Embattled Profession—Zimmerman is highly critical of what goes for education reform Read more