Dana Goldstein is a journalist and author whose work focuses on politics, education, and women's issues. She is currently a domestic correspondent at The New York Times. Previously, Goldstein was a staff writer at The Marshall Project and an associate editor at The Daily Beast. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, Slate, The New Republic, and Politico. Goldstein's first book, "The Teacher Wars: A History of America's Most Embattled Profession," was published in 2014. Goldstein was raised in Ossining, New York. She received her degree in European intellectual and cultural history with a focus on gender from Brown University.
In March, when schools across the country shut down, few people could have guessed that students wouldn’t return until the fall. Schools weren’t equipped to deploy remote-learning curricula, technology was in short supply, and most parents weren’t free to guide their children through lessons during the day.Three months later, little has changed. And all that time out of the classroom has taken a toll on students. Can they recover in time for the fall?Guest: Dana Goldstein, national correspondent at the New York Times HostLizzie O’Leary Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
High school history books across country largely cover the same major stories. It’s the ways in which those stories are contextualized that make these books differ. Dana Goldstein, a national correspondent for The New York Times, joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how a comparison of history textbooks from two states highlights how each state frames history to fit its political climate. Her article “Two States. Eight Textbooks. Two American Stories” appeared recently in The Times.
Partisan politics are making their way into school textbooks, reports The New York Times. We dig into the report. Dana Goldstein, Albert Broussard and Kerry Green join Meghna Chakrabarti.
For decades, the U.S. spent billions of dollars trying to close its education gap with the rest of the world. New data shows that all that money made little difference. Today, we investigate how that could be. Guest: Dana Goldstein, a national correspondent for The New York Times who covers education. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading:The past three American presidents have tried to help the U.S. education system compete with other countries. Test scores haven’t improved.The “Nation’s Report Card” came out this fall. It indicated that two-thirds of children in the U.S. are not proficient readers.
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