Richard D. Kahlenberg is a senior fellow at The Century Foundation, where he writes about a variety of education issues. He has been called “the intellectual father of the economic integration movement” in K-12 schooling. He is also an authority on teachers’ unions, private school vouchers, charter schools, turnaround school efforts, and inequality in higher education. He is the author of five books, including: Why Organizing Should Be A Civil Right; Rebuilding a Middle-Class Democracy by Enhancing Worker Voice (with Moshe Marvit) and Tough Liberal: Albert Shanker and the Battles Over Schools, Unions, Race, and Democracy. Kahlenberg is also the editor of eight Century Foundation books including The Futuer of School Integration: Socioeconomic Diversity as an Education Reform Strategy. Kahlenberg’s articles have been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The, and elsewhere. He has appeared on ABC, CBS, CNN, FOX, C-SPAN, MSNBC, and NPR. He writes a weekly blog for the Chronicle of Higher Education. Previously, Kahlenberg was a Fellow at the Center for National Policy, a visiting associate professor of constitutional law at George Washington University, and a legislative assistant to Senator Charles S. Robb (D-VA). He is also a nonresident senior fellow at Education Sector and serves on the advisory board of the Pell Institute and the Research Advisory Panel of the National Coalition for School Diversity.
Richard D. Kahlenberg
Authored Blog Posts
- February 23, 2017
- February 3, 2014
- June 11, 2012
Recent Blog Posts
September 13, 2017
Panelists: Martin Carnoy, Vida Jacks Professor of Education, Stanford Graduate School of Education; Deirdre Cobb-Roberts, Associate Professor and Program Coordinator Social Foundations, Department of Educational and Psychological Studies College of Education, University of South Florida; John Jackson, President and CEO, Schott Foundation for Public Education; and Ning Rui, Senior Study Director, Westat. Noon to 2:00 pm, lunch will be served. 555 New Jersey Ave, NW, Washington. More information and registration.
October 5, 2017
We are experiencing an organic crisis of democracy, international in scope. This conference will draw together intellectuals and activists from across the globe to examine and explore different dimensions of that crisis. The speakers will venture into a deeper analysis of the political forces and dynamics at work, with an eye to identifying opportunities in the resistance as well as dangers. October 5-6, 2017, Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave, NW, Washington, D.C. More information and Registration.
November 8, 2017
Co-Sponsored by the Albert Shanker Institute and the American Federation of Teachers.
Teaching in Context (Harvard Education Press, 2017) provides new evidence from a range of leading scholars showing that teachers become more effective when they work in organizations that support them in comprehensive and coordinated ways. The volume is edited by ASI senior fellow Esther Quintero and has a foreword by Andy Hargreaves.
Bruce Baker and Mark Weber (Rutgers University) use existing research and original analysis to dismantle the common myth that U.S. public schools spend more money and get worse results than do other developed nations, and provide discussion and analysis of what can and cannot be learned from existing data.