Charles Taylor Kerchner

Charles Taylor Kerchner
Senior Research Fellow and Professor Emeritus,
Claremont Graduate University

Charles Taylor Kerchner is a senior research fellow and professor emeritus in the School of Educational Studies at Claremont Graduate University. His interest in educational technology is based on studies of large-scale institutional change and a belief that changes in how students learn are likely to drive a transformation in the structure of public education. He's a veteran policy researcher and has written extensively about education reform and teacher unions for numerous journals and publications and is author of several books, including United Mind Workers: Unions and Teaching in the Knowledge Society. He received his PhD from Northwestern University.

updated 2013

Publications by Charles Taylor Kerchner
Internet-related technology has the capacity to change the learning production system in three important ways. First, it creates the capacity to move from the existing batch processing system of teaching and learning to a much more individualized…
From Governance to Capacity Building
The research that preceded this policy analysis began with the observation that education reform, particularly in Los Angeles but generally across the nation, was in a state of permanent crisis. The waves of education reform had failed to produce an…
Policy Levers for Institutional Change
A new PACE policy brief reviews the history of the Los Angeles Unified School District over the past five decades, a history that reveals an organization pulled up from its early 20th Century Progressive Era roots. Decades of reform efforts have…
Collective Bargaining and Student Achievement
Despite a statutorily narrow scope of bargaining, the scope of topics of union-management discussions has widened over the last 20 years, resulting in the birth of reform, or professional, unionism. But over the last half decade, professional…