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Martin R. West


Martin R. West is Academic Dean and the Henry Lee Shattuck Professor of Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and editor-in-chief of Education Next. He is also deputy director of Harvard’s Program on Education Policy and Governance, a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a member of both the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and the National Assessment Governing Board. In 2013-14, he served as senior education policy advisor to the ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. He previously taught at Brown University and was a research fellow at the Brookings Institution.

Published Articles & Media

School Choice International

Higher private school share boosts national test scores

The 2008 Education Next-PEPG Survey of Public Opinion

Americans think less of their schools than of their police departments and post offices

Educating the Public

How information affects Americans' support for school spending and charter schools

No Choice in Milwaukee!?!

Remarkable finding by an un-credible study

Is the Price Right?

Probing American's knowledge of school spending

Is Your Child’s School Effective?

Don’t rely on NCLB to tell you

Crowd Control

Does reducing class size work?

Tough Love

The value of high grading standards

School Reform Economics

Inequality in America: What Role for Human Capital Policies? by JAMES J. HECKMAN AND ALAN B. KRUEGER, EDITED by BENJAMIN M. FRIEDMAN

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