Dana Goldstein

Dana Goldstein is a Puffin Foundation writing fellow at The Nation Institute and a Schwartz Fellow at the New America Foundation. Her writing on education, women's issues, public health, and American politics has appeared in The Daily BeastThe American Prospect, The Nation, the Washington Post, The New Republic, Slate and BusinessWeek. You can follow her work at www.danagoldstein.net.

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Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 2:27pm
Bad Lessons From 'Won't Back Down'
Won’t Back Down is a crude work of art.  
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Saturday, July 7, 2012 - 12:49pm
No Child Left Behind Lives On
A New York Times front-page story today by Motoko Rich asks whether No Child Left Behind has been “essentially nullified” by the Obama administration in the face of inaction from a divided Congress.
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Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 11:34am
In Defense of Peter Beinart
I write about Israel-Palestine issues only occasionally , because the onslaught of emails and comments calling me a self-hating Jew can be emotionally overwhelming. It’s also difficult to weather the respectful but strident disagreement from some friends and members of my family, who consider me insufficiently pro-Israel because I support the international community moving with deliberate speed to pressure the Netanyahu administration to end the occupation and create a viable Palestinian state.
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Thursday, August 4, 2011 - 2:33pm
Matt Damon, Arne Duncan and the Divisive Teacher-Quality Debate
Last weekend, two very different speeches on the future of the teaching profession made news.
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Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - 9:28am
Grading 'Waiting for Superman'
Here's what you see in Waiting for Superman, the new documentary that celebrates the charter school movement while blaming teachers unions for much of what ails American education: working- and middle-class parents desperate to get their charming, healthy, well-behaved children into successful public charter schools.
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Saturday, May 31, 2008 - 1:45pm
Pedal Pusher
This spring, as the presidential candidates were busy arguing over the advisability of lifting the gas tax for the summer months, I bought a bike. It was something I had been meaning to do since I first moved from Rhode Island to Washington, D.C., two years ago, when I sold the bumper sticker-clad Ford Escort that had taken me from my junior year of high school through college. I had real affection for that car, but selling it wasn't a difficult decision.
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