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Nathan Glazer


Nathan Glazer is professor emeritus of sociology and education at Harvard University and a contributing editor of The New Republic. A leading authority on issues of race, immigration, urban development and social policy in the United states, he is the author of numerous books including We Are All Multiculturalists Now, Beyond the Melting Pot and The Lonely Crowd (with David Riesman). He also wrote the oft-cited article “Schools of the Minor Professions.” Glazer was formerly an assistant editor of Commentary magazine and a co-editor of The Public Interest, as well as being a past professor of sociology at the University of California at Berkeley. He has held Guggenheim Fellowships and Fulbright grants, been granted honorary degrees by a number of colleges and universities, and has served on Presidential task forces on education and urban policy and the National Academy of Science’s committees on urban policy and minority issues. Glazer holds a Ph. D. in sociology from Columbia University, a master’s in anthropology and linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor of special studies from the City College of New York.

Published Articles & Media

Examining a Massacre

Columbine by Dave Cullen, as reviewed by Nathan Glazer

Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell

The answer may be luck, genes, and more

Finding the Right Remedy

When court-ordered magnet schools don't work, try charters

Purposeful Youth

Is it asking too much?

Something’s Better Than Nothing

Why technology in education doesn’t need to be very good

Preschool Politics

States’ efforts to reach the very young

Book Alert

The Educational Morass: Overcoming the Stalemate in American Education. Myron Lieberman (Rowman and Littlefield). The...

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

An honest look at union hero Albert Shanker

What Begat the Achievement Gap?

History of Chicago schools provides few answers

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