Richard Rothstein

Richard Rothstein
Distinguished Fellow,
Economic Policy Institute

Richard Rothstein is a distinguished fellow at the Economic Policy Institute and formerly a senior fellow emeritus at the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. He was also senior fellow at the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. Rothstein was most recently the national education columnist for The New York Times.

updated 1999

Publications by Richard Rothstein
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…
Minority Pay Gap Widens Despite More Schooling, Higher Scores
An earlier version of this paper was published by the Economic Policy Institute, Washington, D. C. African Americans and Latinos historically have fared poorly, relative to whites, in educational attain­ment (years of schooling), educational…