Martin Carnoy

Martin Carnoy
Vida Jacks Professor of Education,
Stanford University

Martin Carnoy is the Vida Jacks Professor of Education in the Stanford University Graduate School of Education and a faculty affiliate in Stanford's King Center on Global Development. He is a labor economist with a special interest in the relation between the economy and the educational system. Carnoy is the co-author, among other publications, of The Different Worlds of Urban and Suburban School Districts; Sustaining Flexibility: Work, Family, and Community in the Information Age; and School Vouchers: Examining the Evidence. He is a member of both the National Academy of Education and the International Academy of Education. He received his PhD in economics from the University of Chicago.

updated 2010

Publications by Martin Carnoy
In 2005-06 almost half of the pupils in California’s public schools were Latinos, but Latinos only received about 15 percent of the BA degrees awarded by public and private colleges in the state. Texas has a comparable Latino population, but does…
Successes, Challenges, and Opportunities for Improvement
Accountability for student performance is on the minds of everyone in U.S. education—from policymakers to district administrators to principals. While the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) has claimed center stage in the national…
A Reappraisal
Two stylized facts dominate current educational policy thinking in the U.S. The first is that public schools are ineffective. The second is that they are ineffective because they are not accountable for producing high academic achievement. At one…
How Do Local Interests and Resources Shape Pedagogical Practices?
This reports argues that much of what actually occurs in bilingual education depends on the discourse and resulting policies at the school district level, and that is one reason why the construction of "bilingual education" varies so greatly and can…