Terry M. Moe

    Author Bio:
    Terry M. Moe is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, a member of the Institution's Koret Task Force on K–12 education, and the William Bennett Munro Professor of political science at Stanford University. Moe has written extensively on the politics and reform of American education. In his new book, Special Interest: Teachers Unions and America’s Public Schools (2011), he provides the first comprehensive study of America’s teachers unions: exploring their historical rise to power, the organizational foundations of that power, the ways it is exercised in collective bargaining and politics, and its consequences for the nation’s public schools. His seminal book with John E. Chubb, Politics, Markets, and America's Schools, is among the most influential and controversial works on education to be published during the last two decades—showing how politics shapes and undermines the public schools and arguing the value of school choice. In Liberating Learning: Technology, Politics, and the Future of America (2009), Moe and John E. Chubb map out a dynamic vision of the nation's educational future, showing how the ideas and innovations of information technology will ultimately transform the public schools to the benefit of the nation and its children. For more information, visit the Liberating Learning website. In addition to his positions at Stanford and Hoover, Moe has served as a senior fellow at the Brookings Institute in Washington, DC.


Facing the Union Challenge

An excerpt from What Lies Ahead

Hidden Demand

Who would choose private schools?

Spring 2001 / Vol. 1, No. 1

A Union by Any Other Name

The NEA and AFT will promote reforms-but only those that serve teachers interests

Fall 2001 / Vol. 1, No. 3

Cooking the Questions?

The 33rd Annual Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Poll of the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools

Spring 2002 / Vol. 2, No. 1

Dodging the Questions

Somehow I expected more. When I challenged Phi Delta Kappa (PDK) and Gallup’s claim that they had discovered a “significant decline” in voucher support, I figured they would respond with detailed justifications of their procedures and findings. But they haven’t done that. Their response reads more like an exercise in public relations than a serious […]

Fall 2002 / Vol. 2, No. 3

Reform Blockers

Why the status quo almost always wins

Spring 2003 / Vol. 3, No. 2

The Union Label on the Ballot Box

How school employees help choose their bosses

Summer 2006 / Vol. 6, No. 3

Blog Posts/Multimedia

A Tribute to John Chubb

John Chubb passed away on November 12, 2015, after a valiant struggle with cancer.


California in the Dark Ages

You’d think that California, the home of Silicon Valley, would be at the forefront of the movement to harness technology in boosting K-12 education. But nothing could be further from the truth.

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