Education Next Issue Cover

Spring 2015 / Vol. 15, No. 2


Was Moynihan Right?

What happens to children of unmarried mothers

One-Parent Students Leave School Earlier

Education attainment gap widens

How Can Schools Address America’s Marriage Crisis?

Prepare young people for rewarding careers

Purposeful Parenthood

Better planning benefits new parents and their children

Black Men and the Struggle for Work

Social and economic barriers persist

Family Breakdown and Poverty

To flourish, our nation must face some hard truths

An International Look at the Single-Parent Family

Family structure matters more for U.S. students

Government Should Subsidize, Not Tax, Marriage

Social policies have influenced the rate of growth in single-parent families

Moynihan and the Single-Parent Family

The 1965 report and its backlash





More Harm Than Good

A review of “Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make It Harder for Blacks to Succeed,” by Jason L. Riley

Race and Poverty in Baltimore

A review of “The Long Shadow” by Karl Alexander, Doris Entwisle, and Linda Olson

Wrong Diagnosis on Homework Help from Parents

A review of “The Broken Compass: Parental Involvement with Children’s Education” by Keith Robinson and Angel L. Harris


Nathan Glazer on Revisiting the Moynihan Report

Fifty years ago the U.S. Department of Labor issued a report that identified a surprising rate of growth in the percentage of African American children born into single-parent families.

The Meaning of Community at Democracy Prep

School culture supports students and their families

A Tribute to Martha Derthick

With Martha Derthick’s passing on January 12, 2015, America lost one of its preeminent scholars of American politics.

Sponsored Results
Sponsored by

Harvard Kennedy School Program on Educational Policy and Governance

Sponsored by

Notify Me When Education Next Posts a Big Story