Dana Goldstein is  national education reporter at The New York Times. Prior to that she was a reporter at The Marshall Project, a fellow at the New American Fellowship, and an associate editor at The Daily Beast, where she reported on news, politics and social justice.

As a Spencer Fellow, Goldstein reported on Obama administration education reforms in Colorado and New Jersey. Her work, “The Test Generation,”  appeared in The American Prospect. “What Newark Schools Need,” appeared in The Nation.

Goldstein also wrote a book proposal during her Spencer year that was published by Doubleday as The Teacher Wars: The History of the Nation’s Most Embattled Profession, and hailed by the New York Times as one of the year’s 100 best books.

Previously, Dana was a staff writer and associate editor at The American Prospect in Washington, D.C., where she was the education beat reporter and covered social policy, both as a print magazine feature writer and daily on the Prospect’s award-winning blog, TAPPED. She covered the 2008 Democratic primary and general election, reporting from the Iowa caucus and both parties’ conventions.

She has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, and C-SPAN, and written for The Nation, The New Republic, Business Week, Double X/Slate, and In These Times. She is a graduate of Brown University and traces her passion for education writing back to her 13 years of public school in Ossining, New York.

Dana Goldstein’s lively book explores the roots of our current controversies in the history of the last two centuries of teaching in America. Goldstein, a freelance education writer for Slate, The Atlantic, and the Nation.


Published Work:

The Test Generation
American Prospect, April 11, 2011
What Newark  Schools Need
The Nation, January 2011

Grading Waiting for Superman

The Nation, October 2010

The Education Wars

The American Prospect
Disability Advocates Skeptical of Sarah Palin

The Daily Beast
The Charter School Barter

The American Prospect
Can Mayor Bloomberg Pay Poor People to “Be Good?”

The American Prospect
The Innovation Administration

The American Prospect
Shaking Up Suburbia

The American Prospect
Testing Testing

The American Prospect
Meet the New Union Bosses…Women

The Daily Beast