Publications

PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES

Jack Schneider and Derek Gottlieb, “In Praise of Ordinary Measures: The Present Limits and Future Possibilities of Educational Accountability,” Educational Theory 71, no. 4 (2021)

Mark Hlavacik and Jack Schneider, “The Echo of Reform Rhetoric: The ‘Failing Schools’ Narrative in National and Local News, 1984-2016,” American Journal of Education 127, no. 4 (2021).

Jack Schneider, Rachel S. White, Peter Piazza, and Ashley Carey, “Social and Emotional Outcomes in Racially Integrated Schools,” Education and Urban Society 53, no. 4 (2021)

Jack Schneider, James Noonan, Rachel S. White, Douglas Gagnon, and Ashley Carey, “Adding ‘Student Voice’ to the Mix: Perception Surveys and State Accountability Systems,” AERA Open (January 2021).

Jack Schneider and Andrew Saultz, “Authority and Control: The Tension at the Heart of Standards-Based Accountability,” Harvard Educational Review 90, no. 3 (2020).

Douglas Gagnon and Jack Schneider, “Holistic School Quality Measurement and the Future of Accountability: Pilot-Test Results,” Educational Policy 33, no. 5 (2019).

Ethan Hutt and Jack Schneider, “A History of Achievement Testing in the United States: Explaining the Persistence of Inadequacy,” Teachers College Record 120, no. 11 (2018).

Jack Schneider, “Marching Forward, Marching in Circles: A History of Problems and Dilemmas in Teacher Preparation,” Journal of Teacher Education 69, no. 4 (2018).

David Casalaspi, Ethan Hutt, and Jack Schneider, “Identifying Good Teachers: Expert vs. Ordinary Knowledge,” International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership 13, no. 4 (2018).

Jack Schneider, Rebecca Jacobsen, Rachel White, and Hunter Gehlbach, “The (Mis)measure of Schools: How Data Affect Stakeholder Knowledge and Perceptions of Quality” Teachers College Record 120, no. 6 (2018).

Hunter Gehlbach, Carly D. Robinson, Ilana Rosenbluh, Chris Benshoof, and Jack Schneider, “Questionnaires as Interventions: Can Taking a Survey Increase Teachers’ Openness to Student Feedback Surveys?” Educational Psychology 38, no. 3 (2017).

Jack Schneider and Sivan Zakai, “A Rigorous Dialectic: Writing and Thinking in History,” Teachers College Record 118, no. 3 (2016).

Jack Schneider, “Looking Outside of Education: Expanding Our Thinking about Moving Research into Practice,” Educational Policy Analysis Archives 23, Fall (2015).

Jack Schneider, “Remembrance of Things Past: A History of the Socratic Method in the U.S.,” Curriculum Inquiry 43, no. 5 (2013).

Jack Schneider, “Rhetoric and Practice in Pre-Service Teacher Preparation: What Teach For America’s Summer Institute Tells Us,” Journal of Education Policy 29, no. 4 (2013).

Sivan Zakai and Jack Schneider, “‘Now Where Do We Go from Here?’: Separateness, Integration, and Pluralism in Philadelphia,” History of Education Quarterly 53, no. 3 (2013).

Jack Schneider and Ethan Hutt, “Making the Grade: A History of the A-F Marking Scheme,” Journal of Curriculum Studies 46, no. 2 (2013).

Jack Schneider, “Memory Test: A History of the U.S. Citizenship Test,” Teachers College Record 112, no. 9 (2010).

Jack Schneider, “Privilege, Equity, and the Advanced Placement Program: Tug of War,” Journal of Curriculum Studies 41, no. 6 (2009).

Jack Schneider, “Escape from L.A.: White Flight from Los Angeles and Its Schools, 1960-1980,” Journal of Urban History 34, no. 6 (2008).

BOOK CHAPTERS

Dorothea Anagnostopoulos and Jack Schneider, “Teaching and Teacher Education,” in Historical Foundations of Education, ed. Theodore M. Christou (London: Bloomsbury).

Ethan Hutt and Jack Schneider, “A Thin Line Between Love and Hate: Educational Measurement in the United States,” in Assessment Cultures: Historical Perspectives (Peter Lang, 2018).

Jack Schneider, “Columbus Day: 1892, Not 1492,” in Reading Like a Historian: A Workbook for Middle and High School Teachers (Teachers College Press, 2011).       

Jack Schneider, “To Blink or Not to Blink: The Cuban Missile Crisis,” in Reading Like a Historian: A Workbook for Middle and High School Teachers (Teachers College Press, 2011).

PRACTITIONER-ORIENTED ARTICLES

Jack Schneider, “Ratings, Rankings, and Segregation: The Failure of Measurement and Accountability n Education,” Poverty & Race 30, no. 3 (2021).

Derek Gottlieb and Jack Schneider, “Educational Accountability Is out of Step – Now More Than Ever,Phi Delta Kappan “BackTalk” (April), 24-25.

Andrew Saultz, Jack Schneider, and Karalyn McGovern, “Why ESSA Has Been Reform Without Repair,” Phi Delta Kappan 101, no. 2 (2019).

Derek Gottlieb and Jack Schneider, “Educational Accountability Is out of Step – Now More Than Ever,” Phi Delta Kappan “BackTalk” (2020).

Derek Gottlieb and Jack Schneider, “Putting the Public Back into Public Accountability,” Phi Delta Kappan 100, no. 3 (2018).

Jack Schneider, Rebecca Jacobsen, Rachel White, and Hunter Gehlbach, “Building a Better Measure of School Quality,” Phi Delta Kappan 98, no. 7 (2017).

Jack Schneider, Joe Feldman, and Dan French, “The Best of Both Worlds: Teacher Assessments with Standardized Test Credibility,” Phi Delta Kappan 98, no. 3 (2016).

Jack Schneider, “Small Schools: The Edu-Reform Failure That Wasn’t,” Education Week (February 10, 2016).

Jack Schneider, “A National Strategy to Improve the Teaching Profession,” Education Week (April 15, 2015).

Jack Schneider, “Let’s Start Talking and Listening to Each Other,” Kappan “BackTalk” (March, 2015.

Jack Schneider, “Closing the Gap…Between the University and the Schoolhouse,” Phi Delta Kappan 96, no. 1 (2014).

Jack Schneider, “Cyber Skepticism,” Kappan “BackTalk” (December, 2013).

Jack Schneider and Anil Nathan, “How to Measure School Quality,” Education Week (October 29, 2013).

Jack Schneider and Michael Fuerstein, “Thinking Civically,” Social Education (September, 2013).

Jack Schneider, “Rebranding Public Schools,” Education Week (February 27, 2013).

Ethan Hutt and Jack Schneider, “The Rhetoric of Reform,” Teachers College Record Commentary (Dec. 2012).

Jack Schneider, “Socrates and the Madness of Method,” Phi Delta Kappan 94, no. 1 (2012).

Jack Schneider, “The High Stakes of Teacher Evaluation,” Education Week (June 5, 2012).

Jack Schneider, “Tech For All,” Education Week (October 5, 2011)

Jack Schneider, “What Is Excellence For All?” Education Week (January 27, 2010)

Sam Wineburg and Jack Schneider, “Was Bloom’s Taxonomy Pointed in the Wrong Direction?” Phi Delta Kappan 91, no. 4 (2009).

Sam Wineburg and Jack Schneider, “Inverting Bloom’s Taxonomy,” Education Week (October 7, 2009).

PUBLICLY-ORIENTED ARTICLES

Jack Schneider, “‘Best Schools’ Lists Are Meaningless—and Could Make Segregation Worse,” WBUR Boston “Cognoscenti” (October 19, 2021).

Jennifer Berkshire and Jack Schneider, “What’s Joe Biden’s Plan for Education?The Nation (June 15, 2021).

Jack Schneider, “Your Response to the Elizabeth Warren Pregnancy Story Is Important,” WBUR Boston “Cognoscenti” (Oct. 10, 2019).

Jack Schneider, “Betsy DeVos Is Fabricating History to Sell a Bad Education Policy,” The New Republic (January 28, 2019).

Jack Schneider, “New Civics Education Law Misses the Mark,” Commonwealth Magazine (Nov. 10, 2018).

Jack Schneider, “The Problem with Generalizing about ‘America’s Schools,’” The Atlantic (July 5, 2018).

Jack Schneider, “State School Ratings ‘Virtually Worthless,’” Commonwealth Magazine (February 8, 2018).

Jack Schneider, “What School-Funding Debates Ignore,” The Atlantic (January 22, 2018).

Jack Schneider, “Moving Beyond MCAS,” Commonwealth Magazine (August 26, 2017).

Jack Schneider, “The Urban-School Stigma,” The Atlantic (August 25, 2017).

Jack Schneider, “Why Americans Think So Poorly of the Country’s SchoolsThe Atlantic (July 17, 2017).

Jack Schneider, “Charter Cap Debate Clouds Original Intent,” Commonwealth Magazine (October 10, 2016).

Jack Schneider, “What Makes a Level 1 School?Commonwealth Magazine (September 27, 2016).

Jack Schneider, “America’s Not-So-Broken Education System,” The Atlantic (June 22, 2016).

Jack Schneider, “Tweets from the Ivory Tower,” Inside Higher Education (May 30, 2013).

NEWSPAPER OP-EDS

Jennifer Berkshire and Jack Schneider, “If You Think Republicans Are Overplaying Schools, You Aren’t Paying Attention,” New York Times (March 21, 2022).

Jack Schneider and Jennifer Berkshire, “Parents Claim They Have a Right to Shape Their Kids’ School Curriculum. They Don’t,” Washington Post (October 24, 2021).

Jack Schneider and Jennifer Berkshire, “GOP Critical Race Theory Attack Is Straight from Reagan’s School Privatization Playbook,” San Francisco Chronicle (June 27, 2021).

Jack Schneider and Jennifer Berkshire, “How DeVos May Have Started a Counterrevolution in Education,” New York Times (December 1).

Jack Schneider, “Pass-Fail Raises the Question: What’s the Point of Grades?” New York Times (June 25, 2020).

Jack Schneider and Paul Vranas, “There’s a Better Way to Pick Schools,” Denver Post Sunday “Perspective” section (January 26, 2020).

AJ Angulo and Jack Schneider, “Collecting Debt from Defrauded Students Fits Right into Betsy DeVos’s Ideology,” Washington Post (Oct. 29, 2019).

Jack Schneider, “School’s Out: Charters Were Supposed to Save Public Education. Why Did Americans Turn Against Them?Washington Post Sunday “Outlook” section (June 2).

Jack Schneider, “America’s Public Schools Seldom Bring Rich and Poor Together—and MLK Would Disapprove,” The Conversation* (January 21, 2019).
      * Syndicated in various newspapers and websites

Jack Schneider, “George H.W. Bush Laid the Foundation for Education Reform,” The Conversation* (December 3, 2018).
      * Syndicated in various newspapers and websites

Jack Schneider, “DeVos and the Limits of the Education Reform Movement,” The Conversation* (March 12, 2018).
      * Syndicated in various newspapers and websites

Jack Schneider and David Menefee-Libey, “Why Big Bets on Educational Reform Haven’t Fixed the U.S. School System,” The Conversation* (March 8, 2018).
      * Syndicated in various newspapers and websites

Jack Schneider, “High Schools Don’t Need a Redesign,” Boston Globe (September 25, 2015).

Jack Schneider, “Making It Easier to Fire Teachers Won’t Get You Better Ones,” Los Angeles Times (June 12, 2014).

Jack Schneider, “Direct Instruction Is a Band-Aid for Education Inequity,” Seattle Times (May 8, 2014).

Jack Schneider and Pat Jehlen, “A Fairer Test Score Measure,” Boston Globe (May 6, 2014).

Jack Schneider, “Better Ways to Grade Public SchoolsLos Angeles Times (November 14, 2013).

Jack Schneider, “Long History of US School Shootings Mean Obama Is Right, NRA Is Wrong,” Christian Science Monitor (January 16, 2013).

Jack Schneider, “Chicago Teachers Will Lose Unless They Revise Strategy,” USA Today (September 13, 2012).

Jack Schneider, “No Magic Solution for Schools,” Minneapolis Star Tribune (February 1, 2012).

Jack Schneider, “Gutsy But Not Always RightLos Angeles Times (November 13, 2011).

Jack Schneider, “History Bends in the Hands of Ideologues,” Minneapolis Star Tribune (June 9, 2011).

Jack Schneider, “Let’s Tackle Education Funding Once and For All,” USA Today (April 9, 2009).

Jack Schneider, “How to Shape New U.S. Citizens,” Christian Science Monitor (August 4, 2008).

Jack Schneider, “Segregation Forever: Why Integration Never Came to the LAUSD,” Los Angeles Daily News (June 21, 2008).

Jack Schneider, “Schools’ Unrest Over the AP Test,” Christian Science Monitor (May 28, 2008).

Jack Schneider, “Advanced Placement, Academic Segregation,” Oakland Tribune (June 2, 2007).

ESSAYS FOR THE WASHINGTON POST‘S “ANSWER SHEET”

Jennifer Berkshire and Jack Schneider, “The Culture War over Critical Race Theory Looks like the One Waged 50 Years Ago over Sex Education” (July 25, 2021).

Jack Schneider, Peter Piazza, Ashley Carey, and Rachel White, “The Disturbing State of Racial Diversity in Massachusetts Public Schools” (August 4, 2020).

Jack Schneider, “How Covid-19 Has Laid Bare the Vast Inequities in U.S. Public Education” (April 14, 2020).

Jack Schneider, “Betsy DeVos Insists Public Schools Haven’t Changed in More Than 100 Years” (October 25, 2019).

Jack Schneider, “Project-Based Learning Is a New Rage in Education. Never Mind That It’s a Century Old” (December 12, 2018).

Walter Isaacson, Ken Burns, Talitha LeFlouria, Alex Kershaw, Sophia Rosenfeld, James Grossman, and Jack Schneider, “Historians: What Kids Should Be Learning in School Right Now” (November 22, 2018).

Jack Schneider, “How Are America’s Public Schools Really Doing?” (October 15, 2018).

Jack Schneider, “The False Narrative Behind a Glitzy Live Television Show about School Reform” (September 7, 2017).

Jack Schneider, “American Schools Are Modeled after Factories and Treat Students like Widgets, Right? Wrong” (October 10, 2015).

Jack Schneider, “Educating Kids Isn’t Rocket Science. It’s Harder” (October 10, 2014).

Jack Schneider, “‘Network Routers’: A New Proposal to Put Education Research into Practice” (June 3, 2014).

Jack Schneider, “Does It Pay to Obsess on Where Your Kid Goes to College?” (April 25, 2014).

Jack Schneider, “What Poor Children Need in School” (October 18, 2013).

Jack Schneider, “What’s Missing from Education Policy Debate” (September 6, 2013).

Jack Schneider, “What the AP Program Can’t Do” (March 9, 2013).

Jack Schneider, “How Teach For America Became Powerful” (October 22).,