David Kirp

David Kirp appears in the following:

The End of No Child Left Behind

Monday, December 28, 2015

It’s the end of No Child Left Behind and the start of a new nation-wide education law which shifts decision-making back to the states. Hear whether it can close the achievement gap.


Union City, NJ Gets it Right

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Twenty-five years ago, Union City public schools were on the brink of state takeover. Today, they have a graduation rate 10 points higher than the national average. David Kirp, professor of public policy at the University of California, Berkeley, and the author of  Improbable Scholars: The Rebirth of a Great American School System and a Strategy for America's Schools, discusses the Union City approach, and why he thinks it's an example for poor-performing urban school systems around the country.

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