Author

Robert Pondiscio

    Author Bio:
    Robert Pondiscio is senior fellow and vice president for external affairs at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute. He is also a senior advisor to Democracy Prep Public Schools, a network of high-performing charter schools based in Harlem, New York. He writes and speaks extensively on education and education-reform issues, with an emphasis on literacy, curriculum, teaching, and urban education. After twenty years in journalism, including senior positions at TIME and BusinessWeek, Robert became a fifth-grade teacher at a struggling South Bronx public school in 2002. He subsequently served as vice president for the Core Knowledge Foundation. Robert’s articles and op-ed columns on education have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic, the New York Daily News, Education Next, and many other publications. A frequent speaker and expert guest on education issues, he has appeared on the Fox News Channel, CNN, and elsewhere.


Articles

Louisiana Threads the Needle on Ed Reform

Launching a coherent curriculum in a local-control state

FALL 2017 / VOL. 17, NO. 4

Reading and Wronging

A review of “Language at the Speed of Sight” by Mark Seidenberg

WINTER 2018 / VOL. 18, NO. 1

Lessons on Common Core

Critical books offer more folly than wisdom

Reform Leaders: You’re Fired

Forum: Education Reform’s Race Debate

‘No Excuses’ Kids Go to College

Will high-flying charters see their low-income students graduate?

SPRING 2013 / VOL. 13, NO. 2

Tools for Teachers

Review of Doug Lemov’s Teach Like a Champion

Spring 2011 / Vol. 11, No. 2

Edutopian Vision

George Lucas reimagines the American classroom

Summer 2010 / Vol. 10, No. 3