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Teachers College, Columbia University
Teachers College
Columbia University
The Campaign for Educational Equity: Symposium 2008

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11/17/2008 ~ 11/18/2008 at  Cowin Center, Teachers College

Richard Rothstein

Research Associate
Economic Policy Institute

Presentation Topic:

  • A Comprehensive 0-18 Cost Analysis [Summary to be posted soon]

Richard Rothstein is a research associate of the Economic Policy Institute and of the Campaign for Educational Equity. From 1999 to 2002 he was the national education columnist of The New York Times. Rothstein''s recent book on accountability in education, Grading Education: Getting Accountability Right (Teachers College Press), was developed for the Campaign for Educational Equity. His analysis of elementary and secondary expenditure changes from 1967 to 2005 (Where''s the Money Gone?) will be published soon. Rothstein was a member of the national task force that drafted the statement, "A Broader, Bolder Approach to Education" ( He is also the author of Class and Schools: Using Social, Economic and Educational Reform to Close the Black-White Achievement Gap (Teachers College Press 2004) and The Way We Were? Myths and Realities of America’s Student Achievement (1998). Other recent books include The Charter School Dust-Up: Examining the Evidence on Enrollment and Achievement (co-authored in 2005); and All Else Equal. Are Public and Private Schools Different? (co-authored in 2003). Rothstein lectures widely about education policy issues and can be contacted at

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