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Drew University

Political Science Department
36 Madison Ave.
Madison, NJ 07940


No Child Left Behind and the Transformation of Federal Education Policy, 1965-2005 (University Press of Kansas, 2006).

Think Tank Reports
“Creating Cover and Constructing Capacity: Assessing the Origins, Evolution, and Impact of Race to the Top.”  (American Enterprise Institute, December 2010.) 

“E Pluribus Unum in Education?  Governance Models for National Standards and Assessments from Outside the World of K-12 Schooling.”  (Fordham Institute, June 2010.) 

“Ringing the Bell for K-12 Teacher Tenure Reform” (Center for American Progress, Feb. 2010)

Articles and Book Chapters

“The Federal Role in Educational Equity: The Two Narratives of School Reform and the Debate over Accountability,” in Danielle Allen and Rob Reich, ed.  Education, Democracy, and Justice. (In press, University of Chicago Press).

“Incentives, Information, and Infrastructure: The Federal Role in Educational Innovation,” in Rick Hess, ed.  Carrots, Sticks, and the Bully Pulpit: Sobering Lessons from a Half-Century of Federal Efforts to Improve America’s Schools. (In press, Harvard Education Press).  (With Larry Berger)

“Stimulating Reform: Race to the Top, Competitive Grants and the Obama Education Agenda,” Educational Policy (In press)
“Education and Politics in the United States,” in David Coates, ed.  The Oxford Companion to American Politics (In press, Oxford University Press).

“Parent and Community Engagement: The School of the Future Meets the Urban District of Today,” in Frederick Hess and Mary Cullinane, ed. What Next? Educational Innovation and Philadelphia’s School of the Future (Harvard Education Press, 2010).
“George W. Bush’s Education Legacy: The Two Faces of No Child Left Behind,” in Robert Maranto, Tom Lansford, and Jeremy Johnson, ed.Judging Bush (Stanford University Press, 2009). (With Frederick Hess)

“ The New Politics of Education: Analyzing the Federal Education Policy Landscape in the Post-NCLB Era,” Educational Policy 2009 23: 15-42. (With Elizabeth DeBray-Pelot.)

“Nationalizing Schools: Education and American Political Development,” in Richard Harris and Daniel Tichenor, ed. Political Behavior and Public Policy: Interdisciplinary Essays on American Political Development. (ABC-Clio, 2009)

“Education Policy from the Great Society to 1980: The Expansion and Institutionalization of the Federal Role in Schools,” in Brian Glenn and Steven Teles, ed. Conservatism and American Political Development. (Oxford University Press, 2009)

“Equity Meets Accountability: New Jersey and the Implementation of No Child Left Behind,” in Frederick Hess and Chester Finn, ed. No Remedy Left Behind: Lessons from a Half-Decade of NCLB (AEI Press, 2007) .

“The Era of Education: Is it Beginning or Ending?” Reviews in American History, March 2007.

“The Policy Landscape of Educational Entrepreneurship,” in Frederick Hess, ed.  Educational Entrepreneurship: Realities, Challenges, and Possibilities. Harvard Education Press, 2006.
“Swing Issues and Policy Regimes: Federal Education Policy and the Politics of Policy Change.”  Journal of Policy History.  Spring 2006.

“The National Schoolmarm: No Child Left Behind and the New Educational Federalism.” Publius: The Journal of Federalism, Volume 35, Number 1, Winter 2005.
“Freedom From Ignorance?  The Great Society and the Evolution of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act,” in Sidney Milkis and Jerome Mileur, ed. The Great Society and the High Tide of Liberalism. University of Massachusetts Press.  September, 2005.  (With Frederick Hess). 

“Muffled By the Din: The Competitive Non-Effects of the Cleveland Voucher Program,” Teachers College Record Volume 104, Number 4, 2002, pages 727-764. (With Frederick Hess).

“Seeking the Mantle of ‘Opportunity’: Presidential Politics and the Educational Metaphor, 1964-2000.”  Educational Policy (Volume 16, Number 1, 2002, pages 72-95).  (With Frederick Hess).

“Civic Education Reconsidered.”  The Public Interest Fall Issue, Number 133, 1998, pages 84-104).  (With James Ceaser).