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MICHAEL W. KIRST

President, California State Board of Education and Stanford Emeritus Professor of Education
(and Business Administration by courtesy)
Affiliated Faculty, Political Science

Updated July 11, 2020

BORN: 1939

EDUCATION:

A.B. Dartmouth College, 1961, Economics (highest honors); Alfred P. Sloan Fellow; Phi Beta Kappa; Summa Cum Laude

M.P.A. Harvard University, 1963, Government and Economics; Dartmouth General Fellow; Harvard Administration Fellow; Chairman, Class Committee

Ph.D. Harvard University, 1964, Political Economy and Government

EXPERIENCE:

Professor of Education; courtesy appointment, Business Administration; affiliated faculty, Political Science and Public Policy, Stanford University, 1969 -2006.  Professor Emeritus-2007

President, California State Board of Education, 2011-2019 and 1977-1981; Member, 1975-1977

Staff Director, U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Manpower, Employment and Poverty, Washington, D.C. (editor and author of numerous committee background readings and working papers), 1968-1969

Director, Program Planning and Evaluation, Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Office of Education, Washington, D.C., 1967

Associate Director, President’s Commission on White House Fellows; National Advisory Council on Education of Disadvantaged Children, Washington, D.C., 1966

Executive Assistant to the Director of Title 1 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, U.S. Office of Education, 1965-1966

Budget Examiner, U.S. Bureau of the Budget (Division of Education, Manpower and Science (EMS) overseeing aspects of the budget for the Office of Education), 1964–65

UNIVERSITY POSITIONS:

Chair, Administration and Policy Analysis, 1984-1992

Coordinator, Joint Degrees with Graduate School of Business and School of Education, 1969-2002

University Fellow, 1986-1988

Chair, Public Service Center Faculty Board, 1989-1991

Academic Senate, 1995-1998; 2004-2006

Board Member, Stanford Historical Society, 2012-2015

PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS:

President, California State Board of Education 1978-1982, 2011-2019,  member 1975-1978

Commissioner, Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education, 2011-2013

Board Member, Edvoice, 1999-2009

Board member, Silicon Valley Education Foundation, 2008-present

Senior Fellow, National Center For Public Policy and Higher Education, San Jose, Ca- 2007-present

Board member, Silicon Valley Education Foundation- 2007-present

Management Board, Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) (1992-present)

Chair, Technical Panel on 12th Grade Preparedness Research, National Assessment Governing Board, 2007-2009

Co-Director, Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) (1983-2005)

Member, Learning Committee, California State Master Plan for Education 2000-2002

Co-Chair, Technical Advisory Committee, California High School Exit Exam, 2000-2001

Chairman, Board of International Comparative Studies in Education, National Academy of Sciences, 1993-1998

Member, Board on Testing and Assessment, National Academy of Sciences, 1993-1998

Member, Federal Advisory Commission on Education Statistics, 1994-1997, U.S. Department of Education

Co-Editor, Educational Researcher, published by AERA, 1988-1992

Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, 1980

Member, International Academy of Education, 1997 to present

Vice President, American Educational Research Association (AERA); President, Division G AERA-Social Context of Education, 1977-79; Chairman, AERA Special Interest Group in Politics of Education, 1972-74 and 1986-88

Commissioner, Education Commission of the States, 1977-81. Elected member of Steering Committee, 1978

Associate Editor, Journal of Educational Evaluation and Policy, published by AERA, 1978-82.  Responsible for manuscript review and interview section

White House Fellows Association

Research travel grants, German Academic Exchange Service, U.S.-Japan Foundation, and U.S. State Department (Italy, Spain, France, Hungary)

Visiting Professor, Stanford at Oxford, Winter, 1999

Visiting Professor, Central European University, 1999, Budapest, Hungary

Member, National Research Council, Steering Committee for the Workshop on Higher Education Admissions, 1998-99

Member, Oakland Mayor’s Commission on Education, 1999

Chair, National Assessment Governing Board Technical Panel on 12th Grade Preparedness Research. 2008-2009

Reviewer, Race To The Top State Grant Competition, 2010

Research Advisory Council, American Council On Education (ACE), 2005-2008

Co Founder, Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE), 1983

HONORS:

Member, National Academy of Education, since 1979

Member International Academy of Education, since 1997

Distinguished Public Service Award, American Education Research Association, 2 2017

James A. Kelly Award, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, 2017

Educator of the Year, Loyola Marymount University, 2016

Roald E. Campbell Award for Career that Bridges the Gap Between Research and Politics, AERA, 1994

California County Superintendents Professional Publication Award, 1999

Horace Mann League: Outstanding Friend Of Public Education Award, 2010

CURRENT RESEARCH:

Higher Education And The Economy of San Francisco Bay Area, (funded by HD Bechtel Foundation)

Co-Principal Investigator for Gates Foundation Grant, “Reform And Innovation In The New Ecology of American Higher Education”, 2010-2013

PUBLICATIONS:

Books:

Higher Education and the Silicon Valley: Connected But Conflicted, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017 (with Richard Scott)

Remaking College: The Changing Ecology Of Higher Education (ed), Stanford University Press, 2014 with Mitchell Stevens

The Political Dynamics of American Education (Richmond, Ca: McCutchan, 2009) with Fred Wirt

From High School to College: Improving Opportunities for Success in Postsecondary Education (Jossey Bass/Wiley, 2004) with Andrea Venezia

Disconnect By Design: College Readiness Efforts Still Hampered by Divided K-12 and Higher Education Systems in Douglas E. Mitchell, Dorothy Shipps and Rober L. Crowson (eds), Shaping Educational Policy: Power and Process (Routledge, 2018, 2nd edition) with Andrea Venezia. First edition published in 2011

Schools in Conflict:  Political Turbulence in American Education (Berkeley:  McCutchan, 1992, 3rd edition), with Frederick Wirt.  First edition published in 1982

Who Controls Our Schools:  American Values in Conflict (New York:  John Wiley, 1984)

Contemporary Issues in Education:  Perspectives from Australia and U.S.A.  (Berkeley:  McCutchan, 1983), with Greg Hancock and David Grossman

 State School Finance Alternatives (Eugene, Oregon:  University of Oregon, 1975), with L. Pierce, W. Garms, and J. Guthrie

Revising School Finance in Florida (Tallahassee:  Florida Governor’s Office, 1973), with W. Garms

Federal Aid to Education:  Who Governs, Who Benefits (Lexington, Ma.: D.C. Heath, 1972), with Joel Berke

State, School and Politics, Editor (Lexington, MA: D.C. Heath, 1972)

The Political Web of American Schools (Boston:  Little, Brown, 1972), with Frederick Wirt.  Revised in 1975 and republished as Political and Social Foundations of Education (Berkeley:  McCutchan)

The Politics of Education at the Local, State, and Federal Levels, Editor (Berkeley:  McCutchan, 1970)

Government Without Passing Laws (University of North Carolina Press, 1969)

MONOGRAPHS:

Gaining Ground In The Middle Grades, Mountain View, Ca., Edsource with Trish Williams et al., 2010

Claiming Common Ground: State Policymaking for Improving College Readiness and Success (San Jose, CA: National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, 2006), with Andrea Venezia et al.

The Governance Divide: Improving College Readiness (San Jose, CA: National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, 2006), with Andrea Venezia et al.

Similar Students: Different Results (Palo Alto, CA: EdSource, 2006, with Trish Williams et al.

Betraying the College Dream:  How Disconnected K-12 and Postsecondary Education Systems Undermine Student Aspirations (with A. Venezia and A. Antonio) (Stanford, CA: Stanford Institute for Higher Education Research, 2003)

Mayoral Influence, New Regimes, and Public School Governance (Philadelphia, PA: Corsortium for Policy Research in Education, University of Pennsylvania, 2002

Overcoming the Senior Slump (Washington, D.C.: Institute for Education Leadership, 2001)

Co-Editor, Crucial Issues in California State Education Policy 2000 (Berkeley, CA: Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE), 2000)

California Curriculum Policy in the 1990s:  We Don’t Have To Be In Front To Lead,” with Lisa Carlos (Berkeley: Policy Analysis for California Education, 1997)

Conditions of Education in California 1994-95, with Julia Koppich et al. (Berkeley:  Policy Analysis for California Education, 1995), prior editions published annually since 1984

Co-Editor, Setting National Content Standards, issue of Education and Urban Society, Vol. 26, No. 2, February 1994

Co-Editor, Integrating Services for Children:  Prospects, Issues and Pitfalls, Education and Urban Society, special journal, Vol. 25, No. 2, February 1993

Governing Public Schools:  Changing Times and Changing Requirements (Washington, D.C.: Institute for Educational Leadership, 1992) with J. Danzberger and M. Usdan

Research and Renewal of Education (Washington,DC: National Academy of Education, 1991), with Thomas James and Diane Ravitch

Improving Policies for Children (Albany, N.Y.:  Rockefeller Institute of Government, 1990), with Milbrey McLaughlin

The Progress of Reform:  An Appraisal of State Education Initiatives (New Brunswick, N.J.:  Rutgers University, Center for Policy Research in Education, 1989), with Susan Fuhrman and William Firestone

Conditions of Children in California, Author and Editor (Berkeley:  Policy Analysis for California Education), published 1989

School Boards:  Strengthening Grass Roots Leadership (Washington, D.C.:  Institute for Educational Leadership, 1986), with Michael Usdan and others

Handbook for Evaluation of State Education Reform, published by the National Conference of State Legislators, Denver, Co., 1986

Future Research Directions in Education Finance, Governance and Organization, Editor (Washington, D.C.:  Government Printing Office, National Institute of Education, 1980), with Charles Benson

Special Issue, Education and Urban Society, Evaluating State Education Reforms, Vol. 18, No. 3 (May 1986), with James Guthrie (Co-editors)

A Perspective on Education in Hong Kong (Government of Hong Kong, 1983, with John Llewellyn, et al.)

Governance of Elementary and Secondary Education (University Press of America, 1976)

Financing Educational Services for the Handicapped  (Washington, D.C.:  Council for Exceptional Children, 1976), with Charles Bernstein, et al.

ARTICLES:

“How Should States Design Their Accountability Systems,” Education Next, Winter 2017, pages 55-62 (with Heather Hough)

Disconnect by Design: College Readiness Efforts Still Hampered By Divided K-12 and Higher Education Systems, in Douglas Mitchell (ed), Shaping Education Policy, (New York:Routledge, 2017) with Andrea Venezia

How Do Reform Efforts Fit Into Goals And Purposes Of Education, in Guadalupe Valdes (ed), Common Core and English Language Learners, (Philadelphia: Caslon, 2015

Linking Education Funding With Standards Based Funding and Community-Based Resources in Jacob E. Adams (ed), Smart Money, Harvard Press, 2010

Book Review of Richard Rothstein, Grading Education: Getting Accountability Right in American Journal Of Education, November, 2009, pp155-157

Mayoral Control: Politics, Trade-offs and Outcomes in Joseph Viteritti ed, When Mayors Take Charge, Washington, DC: Brookings, 2009

The Evolving Role of School Boards in Thomas Alsbury (ed).” The Future of School Board Governance, Rowan and Littlefield, 2008

Secondary Schools and Colleges Must Work Together. Thought Into Action, Fall 2008

Overcoming Educational Inequality: Improving Secondary Education Linkage with Broad Access Postsecondary Education, in Stacy Diekert-Conlin and Ross Rubenstein (eds.), Economic Inequality and Higher Education (New York City: Russell Sage Foundation, 2007)

“Separation of K-12 and Postsecondary Education: Evolution, Impact, and Research Needs,” in Susan Fuhrman (ed.), State of Education Policy Research (Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum, 2007)

“Politics of Charter Schools,” Peabody Journal of Education, Vol 82, No. 2, 184-203, 2007

“The Maturing Mayoral Role in Education,” Harvard Education Review, Vol. 26, No. 2, Summer 2006, With Fritz Edelstein

“Similar Students: Different Results,” Teachers College Record (On-line), 1/25/06

“School Practices that Matter,” Leadership Vol. 35, No. 4, March 2006 (Burlingame, CA: Association for California School Administrators)

“The History of the Separation of Elementary, Secondary, and Postsecondary Education,” in Nancy Hoffman (ed.), Minding The Gap (Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press, 2007), with Michael Usdan

“Claiming Common Ground: State Policymaking for Improving College Readiness and Success,” in Morton Shapiro and Michael McPherson (eds.), College Access or Opportunity (New York: College Board, 2007)

“School Practices that Matter”, Leadership, Vol 35, No.4, March 2006. with Trish Williams

“Inequitable Opportunities: Current Education Systems and Policies Undermine the Chances for Student Success in College,” Educational Policy, Vol. 19, No. 2, May 2005 with Andrea Venezia

“Improving Preparation for Non-Selective Postsecondary Education:  Assessment and Accountability Issues” in Carol Dwyer (ed), Measurement and Research in an Era of Accountability (Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2005)

“Rethinking Admission and Placement in an Era of New K-12 Standards” in Wayne Camara (ed), Choosing Students (Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2004)

“Turning Points: A History of American School Governance” in Noel Epstein (ed), Who’s in Charge Here: The Tangled Web of School Governance and Policy (Washington, D.C.: Brookings, 2004)

“The High School/College Disconnect,” Educational Leadership, November 2004, pp. 51-55

“Using a K-12 Assessment for College Placement” in Richard Kazis (ed), Double the Numbers (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2004)

“The Case for Improving Connections Between K-12 and College” in Richard Kazis (ed), Double the Numbers (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2004) with Andrea Venezia

“New Policies to Better Connect K-12 and Postsecondary Education Systems” in Dick Clark (ed), The Challenge for Education Reform (Washington, D.C.: Aspen Institute, 2004).

“Admissions Testing in a Disconnected k-16 System” in Rebecca Zwick (ed), Retinking the SAT (New York: Routledge, Falmer, 2004)

“Articulation and Mathematical Literacy: Political and Policy Issues” in Bernard Madison and Lynn Steen (eds), Quantitative Literacy (Princeton, NJ: National Council on Education and the Disciplines, 2003)

“Mayoral Influence, New Regimes, and Public School Governance” In William Boyd (ed), American Educational Governance on Trial (Chicago: University of Chicago, 2003)

“Mayoral Takeover: Different Directions in Different Cities,” In James Cibulka and William Boyd (eds.)  Race Against Time: The Crisis in Urban Schooling (Praeger, 2003) with Katrina Bulkley

“Improving Preparation for College Success: The Overlooked Students in Broad Access Institutions” in Diane Ravitch (ed), Education Policy (Washington: Brookings, 2003), pp. 79-85

“School-based Management: The United States Experience” in Ami Volansky (ed), School-Based Management: An International Perspective (Jerusalem: Israeli Ministry of Education, 2003)

“Evaluating the Effects of Statewide Class Size Reduction,” in J. D. Finn (ed.) Taking Small Classes One Step Further (Greenwich, CT: Information Age, 2002) with G. Bohrnstedt and B. Stetcher

“Altering the Boundaries of Adequacy” in Jacob E. Adams (ed), Investing in Adequacy (Washington, D.C.: National Research Council, 2001)

“Class Size Reduction in California,” in Phi Delta Kappan, May 2001, pp. 670-674, with George Bohrnstedt and Brian Stetcher

“Bridging the Great Divide Between Secondary Schools and Postsecondary Education,” Phi Delta Kappan, No. 83, Vol. 1, September 201 with Andrea Venezia

“Accountability:  Implications for State and Local Policymakers.”  In D. L. Stufflebeam, G.E. Madaus, and T. Kellagham (eds.) Evaluation Models (Boston:Kluwer, 2000)

“Bridging Education Research and Education Policymaking,” Oxford Education Review 26(4), 2000

“Goals 2000 and the Federal Role in Education,” in Diane Ravitch (ed.), Brookings Papers on Education Policy (Washington, D.C.: Brookings, 2000)

“The Politics and Process of School Board Service,” American School Board Journal, February 2000

“New Improved Mayors Take Control of City Schools,” Phi Delta Kappan, 81 (7), March 2000

“Mayors and Schools,” Basic Education 44(8), April 2000

“Class Size Reduction Policy Issues,” Chapters 4 & 8, in Class Size Reduction in California (Palo Alto: American Institutes for Research, 1999, 2000, and 2002) with Gerald Hayward et al.

“The Debate over Education Reform,” Encarta, on-line encyclopedia published by Microsoft, 1999

“Improving and Aligning K-16 Standards, Admissions, and Freshman Placement Policies,” (Stanford University: National Center for Post-secondary Improvement, 1998)

“New Demands and Concepts for Educational Accountability” in J. Murphy and K. Louis (eds.) Handbook of Research on Educational Administration (San Francisco: Jossey Bass, 1999) with Jacob Adams

Michael W. Kirst and Robin L. Bird, “State-Driven Systemic Reform: Curriculum Content Standards,” in Advances in Educational Administration (Paul W. Thurston and James G. Ward, eds.) Volume 5, 1997

Michael W. Kirst et al., “Politics of Science Education Standards,” Elementary School Journal, Vol. 97, No. 4, pp. 315-326, March 1997

Persistence and Change in State Education Reform, published by Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE), University of Pennsylvania, 1997, with Diane Massell and Peg Hoppe

“Rise, Fall, and Rise of State Assessment in California,” Phi Delta Kappan, December 1996, with Christopher Mazzzeo. 78 (4), pp. 319-23

“Collaboration to Improve Education and Childrens’ Services: Politics and Policymaking” in Leo Rigsby (ed.), School Community Connections, (San Francisco: Jossey Bass, 1995) with Carolyn Kelley

 “Redefining the Role and Responsibilities of Local School Boards,” The New American Urban School District, (Education Commission of the States: Denver) September 1995, pp. 25-29

“Setting Standards for Student Achievement,” Issues in Science and Technology (National Academy of Sciences), Vol XII, No 2, Winter 1995

“Recent Research on Intergovernmental Relations in Education Policy,” Educational Researcher, Vol. 24, No. 9, December 1995

“Promises Unkept,” California Schools, Winter 1995, Page 9 (Published by California School Boards Association), with Patrick Callan

“Who’s In Charge?  Federal, State, and Local Control,” in Diane Ravitch (ed.), Learning From the Past, (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995)

“The Politics of Nationalizing Curricular Content” article for August 1994 issue of American Journal of Education, Volume 102

Education Reform in California and Florida: A Ten Year Review in Diane Massell and Susan Fuhrman (eds.), Ten Years of State Education Reform (New Brunswick, NJ: Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 1994)

“School Linked Services and Chapter I: A New Approach to Improving Outcomes for Children” in Kenneth Wong (ed.), Rethinking Categorical Programs, (Berkeley: McCutchan, 1994) with Julia Koppich and Carolyn Kelley

“Equity for Children: Linking Education and Children’s Services,” Educational Policy 8(4): December 1994

“Goals 2,000 and a Reauthorized ESEA:  National Standards and Accompanying Controversies,” in Nina Cobb (ed), The Future of Education (New York: College Board, 1994)

“A Changing Context Necessitates School Board Reform,” prepared for Phi Delta Kappan, January 1994, Vol. 75, No. 5, pp. 378-391

“Setting National Content Curricular Standards,” in Education and Urban Society, Winter 1994, with Diane Massell, Vol. 26, No. 2, pp. 107-117

“Lessons from the New Science Curriculum of the 1950’s and 1960’s,” in Diane Massell and Michael Kirst (eds.), Education and Urban Society, Vol. 26, No. 2, February 1994, pp. 158-171 with Gary Yee

Book review of Ray Marshall and Marc Tucker, Thinking For A Living, Political Science Quarterly, Vol. 108, No. 2, Summer 1993, p. 345

“Abolish the SAT: Substitute Achievement Tests,” Commentary, Education Week, September 4, 1993

“Strengths and Weaknesses of American Education,” Phi Delta Kappan, April 1993, pp. 613-618

“Positive Impacts of Reform Efforts in the 1980’s,” Network News, Vol. XII, No. 6, June 1993, pp. 58-62, with Carolyn Kelley

“Californians’ Attitudes Toward Education and School Vouchers,” Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE): Berkeley 1993, with James Guthrie, Gerald Hayward and Julia Koppich

“Analysis of Proposition 174: The School Voucher Initiative,” PACE: Berkeley 1993, with James Guthrie, Gerald Hayward and Julia Koppich

“National Initiatives and State Education Policy,” Stanford Journal of Law and Policy, Winter, 1993 with Allan Odden

“Changing the System for Children’s Services,” Council of Chief State School Officers; Washington, D.C., 1992 in Ensuring Student Success Through Collaboration: Summer Institute Papers and Recommendations of the Council of Chief State School Officers

“Spinning A Family Support Web Among Agencies and Schools,” School Administrator, No. 8, Vol. 49, September 1992, with Jean Jehl

“Getting Ready to Provide School-Linked Services” (Los Altos, CA:  The Packard Foundation), with Jeanne Jehl in The Future of Children, Vol. 2, No. 1, Spring 1992

“The State Role in School Restructuring,” in Chester Finn (ed.), Educational Reforms in the 1990’s (New York:  MacMillan, 1992)

“Financing School-Linked Services,” in Allan Odden (ed.), Rethinking School Finance in the 1990s (San Francisco:  Jossey Bass, 1992)

“State Education Reform Since 1983:  Appraisal and the Future,” in Education Policy, Vol. 5, No. 3 (September 1991), with William Firestone and Susan Fuhrman

“Research and Renewal of Education,” in Educational Researcher (August-September, 1991)

“State Education Politics and Policymaking,” in Marvin Alkin (ed.), Encyclopedia of Educational Research, 6th Edition (New York:  Macmillan, 1991), with Frederick Wirt

“Building Relationships Among Educational Researchers, Journalists, and Policymakers,” in Robert McNergney (ed.), Educational Research, Policy, and the Press (Boston:  Allyn and Bacon, 1991)

“School-Linked Services for Children:  Overcoming Barriers, Exploiting Opportunities,” Phi Delta Kappan (April 1991).

“The Need to Broaden Our Perspective Concerning America’s Educational Attainment,” Phi Delta Kappan (October 1991)

“View on America 2000 – New American Schools Component of President Bush’s Education Strategy,” Educational Researcher, Vol. 20, No. 7 (October 1991)

“School Board:  Evolution of An American Institution,” American School Board Journal (November 1991)

“Implementation and Effects of State Education Reform in the 1980’s,” NAASP Bulletin, Vol. 74, No. 253 (February 1990), with Susan Fuhrman and William Firestone

“Rethinking Children’s Policy:  Implications for Educational Administration,” in Luvern Cunningham and Brad Mitchell (eds.), Educational Leadership and Changing Contexts (Chicago:  University of Chicago Press, 1990), with Milbrey McLaughlin

“An Overview of Education Reform Since 1983,” in Joseph Murphy (ed.), The Education Reform Movement of the 1980’s (Berkeley:  McCutchan, 1990), with Susan Fuhrman and William Firestone.  Also published in Education Policy (Fall 1990)

“Central Office Confusion Perils School Reform,” Chicago Catalyst (November 1990)

Book review, Politics, Markets, and American Schools by John Chubb and Terry Moe, published in Politics of Education Bulletin (Fall 1990)

“The Evolving Context of California Education,” Comparative State Politics, Vol. 10, No. 5 (October 1989), with James Guthrie and others

“Restructuring:  Problems and Prospects for Rural Schools,” in Looking Ahead to the Year 2000:  Issues for Rural Schools (San Francisco:  Far West Laboratory for Educational Research, 1989)

Book review, “The Politics of Education:  Conflict and Consensus on Capitol Hall” by John Brademas, in Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Vol. 10, No. 2 (Summer 1988)

“Who Should Control Our Schools,” in Thomas J. Sergiovanni (ed.), Schooling for Tomorrow:  Directing Reforms to Issues That Count (Boston:  Allyn and Bacon, 1988).  An abridged version of this was published in the NEA Journal, January 1988

“Recent State Education Reform in the U.S.:  Looking Backward and Forward,” Educational Administration Quarterly, Vol. 24, No. 3 (August 1988).  Also published in Samuel Bacharach (ed.), Education Reform (Boston:  Allyn and Bacon, 1990)

“The Internal Allocation of Resources Within U.S. School Districts,” in David Monk (ed.), Distributing Educational Resources Within Nations, States, School Districts, and Schools (Cambridge:  Ballinger, 1988)

“The Federal Role and Chapter I:  Rethinking Some Basic Assumptions,” in Dennis Doyle and Bruce Cooper (eds.), Federal Aid to the Disadvantaged (Philadelphia:  Falmer Press, 1988)

“School Boards:  The Forgotten Players on the Education Team,” Phi Delta Kappan, Vol. 69, No. 1 (September 1987), with Jacqueline Danzberger, et al.

“Curricular Leadership at the State Level:  What Is the New Focus,” NAASP Bulletin, Vol. 71, No. 498 (April 1987)

“State Policymaking for Educational Excellence,” in Van Mueller (ed.), State Education Reform (Cambridge:  Ballinger, 1986), with Diane Massell

“Beyond Mutual Adaptation, Into the Bully Pulpit:  Recent Research on the Federal Role in Education,” Educational Administration Quarterly (Fall 1986), with Richard Jung.  Reprinted in Joe Burdin (ed.), School Leadership (Beverly Hills:  Sage, 1989)

“Sustaining the State Education Reform Movement,” Phi Delta Kappan (January 1986)

“Curricular Change in California Comprehensive High Schools 1982-1985,” Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Vol. 8, No. 3 (Fall 1986), with Pam Grossman

“New Directions for State Education Data Systems,” Education and Urban Society, Vol. 18, No. 3 (May 1986)

“Education in California:  Will the Reform Movement Continue?” California Journal, Vol. XVII, No. 4 (April 1986)

Book review of Harmon Ziegler, et al., City Managers and School Superintendents, in Contemporary Sociology, Vol. 14, No. 6 (November 1986)

“Hong Kong:  The Political Economy of Education,” in Frederick Wirt (ed.), Education, Recession and the World Village (Philadelphia:  Taylor & Francis, Inc., 1986), with Ming Chan

“Useful Typologies for State Education Policy Studies,” Peabody Journal of Education, Vol. 62, No. 4 (Summer 1985)

“Turbulence in American Secondary Schools:  What Reforms Last?” Curriculum Inquiry, 15:2 (1985), with Gail Meister

“Policy Issue Networks:  Their Influence on State Policymaking,” Policy Studies Journal, Vol.13, No. 2 (December 1984), with Gail Meister and Stephen Rowley

“The New Agenda for Education:  A Perspective for Policymakers,” Public Budgeting and Finance (Winter 1984)

“Renewing the Teaching Profession,” Stanford Magazine (Spring 1985), pp. 50-55; reprinted in California School Board Journal

“The Changing Balance in State Power to Control Local Education,” Phi Delta Kappan (November 1984)

“A New School Finance for an Era of Constraint,” in Allan Odden (ed.), School Finance and School Improvement (Cambridge:  Ballinger, 1984)

“State Education Policy in an Era of Transition,” Education and Urban Society (February 1984)

“The Political Economy of Education in Hong Kong,” The Chinese University Education Journal, Vol. 12, No. 1 (June 1984), with Ming K. Chan

“The California Business Roundtable:  Their Strategy and Impact on State Education Policy,” Thrust (Winter 1984)

“Choosing Textbooks:  Reflections of a State Board President,” American Educator (Summer 1984)

“Effective Schools:  Political Environment and Education Policy,” Planning and Changing, Vol. 14, No. 4 (Winter 1983)

“Improving Educational Efficiency:  Implications for State Policy,” Southwest Education Laboratory, Austin, Texas (1983)

“Teaching Policy and Federal Categorical Programs,” in Lee Shulman (ed.), Handbook of Teaching Policy (New York:  Longman, 1983)

“Due Process Hearings in Special Education,” in Jay Chambers (ed.), Special Education Policies (Philadelphia:  Temple University, 1983), with Kay Bertken

“The Impact of Postsecondary Admissions Policies on Secondary Education,” Educational Leadership (October 1983)

“State Influences on Education,” in the Fifth Edition of the Encyclopedia of Educational Research (New York:  Free Press, 1983)

“Declining Teacher Quality:  Public Schools’ Toughest Problem,” California Journal (April 1983)

“Policy Implications of Individual Differences and the Common Curriculum,” in Gary Fenstermacher and John Goodlad (eds.), Individual Differences and the Common Curriculum, NSSE Yearbook (University of Chicago Press, 1982)

“How to Improve Schools Without Spending More Money,” Phi Delta Kappan (September 1982)

“Why There Is a Financial Squeeze on Schools and What To Do About It,” Learning (March 1982).  Revised and reprinted in Education Digest

“The Rationale for Public Schools,” in Phi Delta Kappan, Vol. 63, No. 3 (November 1981)

“The States’ Role in Education Policy Innovation,” Policy Studies Review, Vol. 1, No. 2 (November 1981)

“State Education Leadership in California,” in Alan Rosenthal (ed.), State Education Leadership (Washington, D.C.:  Institute for Educational Leadership, 1981)

“Loss of Public Support for Public Education:  Some Causes and Solutions,” Daedalus, Vol. 110, No. 3 (Fall 1981)

“Japanese Education:  Implications for Economic Competition,” Phi Delta Kappan (June 1981), pp. 707-708

“A Critique of the Coleman Report on Public and Private Schools,” Forum (Arlington, Va.:  Educational Research Service, April 1981)

“California Education Interest Groups:  Collective Action as a Logical Response to Proposition 13,” Education and Urban Society, Vol. 13, No. 2 (February 1981), pp. 235-256, with Stephen Somers

“The Political Environment of School Finance Policy in the 1980’s,” in James Guthrie (ed.), The 1980’s:  A Decade of Conflict (Ballinger, 1981).  Also in Educational Digest (December 1980)

Book review of Arthur Wise, Legislated Learning, for Administrative Science Quarterly, Vol. 25, No. 4 (December 1980)

Book review of Alan Thomas, Dilemmas in School Finance, for American Journal of Education (Fall 1980)

“A Professor’s View of School Improvement,” in Educational Leadership (Fall 1980), pp. 103-106

“State Services for Children:  Who Benefits, Who Governs,” Public Policy (Summer 1980).  Selected for republication in Policy Studies Review, edited by Bertram Raven (Beverly Hills:  Sage, 1980)

“Educational Reform:  Retrospect and Prospect,” in Teachers College Record, Vol. 81, No. 3 (Spring 1980), pp. 253-269, with David Tyack and Elisabeth Hansot

Case Studies of California and Oregon, in Susan Fuhrman (ed.), State Education Politics (Denver:  Education Commission of the States, 1980), pp. 42-60

“A Longitudinal Analysis of the Implementation of Title I ESEA,” Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Vol. 2, No. 5 (Fall 1980).  Revised and republished in Walter Williams (ed.), Methods for Studying Implementation (Chatham, N.J.:  Chatham House), with Richard Jung

“A Tale of Two Networks,” Taxing and Spending (Winter 1980), pp. 43-49.  This journal is now titled, Journal of Contemporary Studies

“Political Science and Education,” in Herb Walberg (ed.), American Education:  Diversity and Research (Washington, D.C.:  Voice of America, 1979).

“Teacher Preparation and California State Programs,” California Journal of Teacher Education, Vol. VI, No. 1 (February 1979), with Louis Honig

The United States Education Finance System,” in Educational Financing and Policy Goals for Primary Schools (Paris:  OECD-CERI, 1979)

“Organizations in Shock and Overload:  California’s Public Schools 1970-1980,” Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis.  Published by AERA (Fall 1979)

“The State Role in Regulating Local Schools,” in Mary Williams (ed.), Government in the Classroom (New York:  Columbia University, Academy of Political Science, 1979), pp. 45-56

“The New Politics of State Education Finance, Phi Delta Kappan (February 1979), pp. 427-432

“Research Issues for Vocational Education:  Compliance and Enforcement of Federal Laws,” in Henry David (ed.), The Planning Papers for the Vocational Education Study (Washington, D.C.:  National Institute of Education, 1979)

“Strengthening Federal/Local Relationships for Educational Change,” in Robert Herriot (ed.), The Dynamics of Planned Educational Change (Berkeley:  McCutchan, 1979)

“Reflections on Education in China,” Phi Delta Kappan (October 1978)

“Coalition Building for School Finance Reform,” Journal of Education Finance (Summer 1978).

“The Changing Politics of Education:  Action and Strategies,” in Edith Moser, The Changing Politics of Education:  Prospects for the 1980’s (Berkeley:  McCutchan, 1978)

Book review of Michael Milstein, Impact and Response, for Policy Analysis (Spring 1978)

“The Impact of Proposition 13 Tax Limits:  The Short and Long View,” California School Boards Journal (August 1978), and Compact (published by the Education Commission of the States)

Book review of Dale Mann, “Policy Decision Making in Education,” Journal of Education (November 1977)

“What Happens at the Local Level After School Finance Reform,” Policy Analysis (Summer 1977), pp. 301-324

“The Carter Administration:  What News for Education?” Compact (Spring 1977)

“Policy Dilemmas for Serrano Reform,” Thurst (March 1977), Vol. 6, No. 4

“Returning Local Initiative to School Policymaking,” The Generator, published by Division G of AERA (Summer 1977)

“The Future Federal Role in Education,” Phi Delta Kappan (October 1976), pp. 155-158; also editor for this entire issue on Politics of Education

“Organizational and Administrative Considerations for Planning ETV,” in Robert Arnove (ed.), Educational Television:  A Policy Critique and Guide for Developing Countries (New York:  Praeger, 1976), with William Perron

“Reforming Financing of Education:  An Issue of Quality Services or Fiscal Equity,” in Alan K. Campbell and Roy W. Bahl (eds.), State and Local Government:  The Political Economy of Reform (New York:  Free Press, 1976)

“Strengthening and Improving Relationships Between State Boards of Education and Legislators,” National Association of State Boards of Education (October 1975)

“The Rise and Fall of PPBS in California,” Phi Delta Kappan (April 1975), pp. 535-538

“The Federal Role in American School Finance:  A Fiscal and Administration Analysis,” Georgetown Law Review (March 1973), with Joel S. Berke

“School Desegregation,” in Frederick Wirt (ed.), The Polity and the School.   D.C. Heath:Lexington, 1975

“The Federal Influence on Elementary/Secondary Education,” in Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, 1974

Book review of Philip K. Piele and John Hall, Budgets, Bonds, and Ballots (Lexington, Ma.:  D.C. Heath), for Planning and Changing, Vol. 5 (Summer 1974), pp. 125-126

“A role for the Federal Government in Reforming School Finance,” Phi Delta Kappan (December 1973), with Joel Berke

“Community Influences for Improving Education,” Educational Testing Service (September 1973)

“Issues in Governance of Performance Based Teacher Education,” American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (September 1973) PBTE Series

“A Critique of Competency Based Teacher Education,” in Benjamin Rosner, The Power of Competency Based Teacher Education (Allyn and Bacon, 1973)

“Delivery Systems for Federal Aid to Disadvantaged Children,” U.S. Senate, Committee on Equal Educational Opportunity, Vol. 17 (January 1972)

“An Analysis of Curriculum Policymaking,” Review of Educational Research, Vol. 41, No. 5 (1972), with Decker Walker

Report to Commissioner Sidney P. Marland on Federal Legislative Needs in School Finance (April 1971), published by U.S. Senate Select Committee on Equal Educational Opportunity, Vol. 16, D3

“Political Orientations and Behavior Patterns:  Linkages Between Teachers and Children,” Education and Urban Society (August 1971), with Robert Hess, Vol. III, No. 4

“Federalism and Urban Education,” Education and Urban Society (February 1970)

“Politics of Education and Research Methodology,” Review of Educational Research (December 1969), with Edith Mosher

“What Types of Compensatory Education Are Effective?” in Equal Educational Opportunities in America’s Cities, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (1968)

NEWSPAPER/MAGAZINE ARTICLES:

Why Colleges Should Care About Common Core, Education Week, April 15, 2015. With Harold Levine

First School Test Score Results, San Francisco Chronicle, 2015

Changing The Trajectory For Disabled Students, San Jose Mercury News, 2015

Success of Common Core Standards Depends on Public Support, San Francisco Chronicle, 2013

Test State’s Students With Tools Of The Past Or Future? San Francisco Chronicle, 2013

Resist Urge To Delay Common Core Testing, Sacramento Bee, 2013                                                    

California Community Colleges Need To Get On The Right Track, Sacramento Bee, Oct 21, 2010

“Gaining Ground in the Middle Grades: Lessons from California” with Trish Williams , Education Week, March 4, 2010

“Connecting Schools and Colleges: More Rhetoric Than Reality”, Chronicle of Higher Education, 10/10/2008

“State Needs To Support New Community College Chancellor”, San Jose Mercury News, 9/7/2008

“Righting a Troublesome Disjuncture: A Push Pull Strategy for P-16 Cooperation”, Education Week, vol.27, No.40, 2008, pp22-24 with P. Callan

“Finding The Right Mix for School Funding”, Sacramento Bee, 1/13/08. with Goodwin Liu

Blog, The College Puzzle, http://thecollegepuzzle.blogspot.com

“What States Must Do,” Chronicle of Higher Education, 3/10/06, pp. 36-37, with Andrea Venezia

“What is the College Remediation Rate?” CrossTalk, Winter 2007

“California School Finance: Today’s method outdated, confusing, and inadequate,” San Jose Mercury News, Sunday, November 23, 2003

“Undermining Students Aspirations,” National CrossTalk, Vol. II, No. 2, Spring 2003

“California: The Swing State in Accountability,” Education Next, Summer 2002

“Overcoming the High School Senior Slump: New Education Policies.” In ­Perspectives in Public Policy:  Connecting Higher Education and the Public Schools, (IEL, May 2001)

“A New Admissions Game,” CrossTalk 8(2), Spring 2000

“New Criteria for College Admissions,” Education Week, April 21, 1999

“A Babel of Standards,” CrossTalk, Fall 1999

“School Boards: Trying to do too much,” Oakland Tribune, July 7, 1999

“New Criteria for College Admissions,” Education Week Commentary, April 21, 1999

“Bridging the Remediation Gap,” Education Week, September 9, 1998

“K-16 Education Standards Babel,” CrossTalk, October 1998

“Bridging the Remediation Gap,” Education Week, September 9, 1998

Op Ed newspaper editorial, “Smaller Classes Aren’t a Cure-All,” New York Times, Monday, August 18, 1997

Newspaper article, “Educational Collaboration: The challenge of meeting unprecedented enrollment demands,” CROSSTALK, June 1997

Newspaper article, “Babel of Standards,” The Sacramento Bee, Wednesday, April 30, 1997

“Don’t Let CLAS Die in a Political Deadlock,” Los Angeles Times, August 26, 1994 with Julia Koppich

“Scrap the SAT’s for Achievement Tests,” Washington Post, September 10, 1994, with Henry Rowen

“Conflicting Polls Send Same Signal to Schools,” Sacramento Bee, October 28, 1993 with J. Guthrie et al.

“Giving Californians the Schools They Want,” San Francisco Chronicle, October 21, 1993 with J. Guthrie et al.

“School Boards Are Yet Another Institution in Need of Change,” San Francisco Chronicle, June 11, 1992

“The Challenge of Children’s Finance,” in Agenda, Winter 1992

“Forging a National Agenda in Educational Research, Education Week Commentary, September 4, 1991, with Lee Shulman and Tom James

“Integrating Children’s Services,” Ed Source, 1991

“Keep the Spirit of 13, but Restore Fairness,” Los Angeles Times, April 5, 1991, with Allan Odden and James Guthrie

“An Agenda for California Education in the 1990’s,” Sacramento Bee, September 12, 1990, with James Guthrie and Allan Odden

“Conditions of Children:  California Youth At Risk,” Los Angeles Times, Sunday, February 12, 1989

“Prop 13, Gann Limit:  The Fiscal Mess They Generated,” Sacramento Bee, March 9, 1989

“Make Schools One Stop Centers for Families,” San Jose Mercury, December 13, 1989

“Budget Battles of Duke and Honig,” San Francisco Chronicle, May 1987

“The Long Road to School Reform,” Oakland Tribune, October 1985, with James Guthrie, et al. (reprinted in several other major urban newspapers)

“Reform in the Teacher’s Realm,” Current, Vol. III, No. 15, September 11, 1984

“The Public Should Not Be Funding Private Schools,” Peninsula Times Tribune, August 1983

“High Tech Rhetoric Belies Students’ Real Needs,” Education Week, February 16, 1983, with Michael Leonard

“Shifting Emphases in State Educational Policy:  Prospects and Cautions,” California Teacher, January 1983

“A Breath of Fresh Air for Education:  New State Policies,” Los Angeles Times, 1983

“Improving Education in Hard Times,” San Francisco Chronicle, September 1982

“Tuition Tax Credits:  Just Another Handout,” Los Angeles Herald Examiner, July 1982

“Vouchers and Jarvis in California,” Education Times, May 1980

“Powerful Lobbying Networks Clash Over School Financing,” Oakland Tribune, March 19, 1980

“No on Prop 4,” in Los Angeles Times Opinion Section, Sunday, October 14, 1979.  Reprinted in the San Jose Mercury

“State Schools in A Decade of Change,” San Diego Union, Sunday Opinion Section, June 1979

“Rethinking of Education Policy Is Needed,” San Francisco Examiner, Sunday, May 1979

“A Promising New Idea for Education,” Los Angeles Times Opinion Section, July 7, 1977

“Education Reform Has Priority,” Los Angeles Times Sunday Opinion Section, September 17, 1975, with John Pincus

“School Reform:  The Hunt for Consensus,” Los Angeles Times Sunday Opinion Section, August 17, 1975, with John Pincus

“The Outlook for Public Schools,” Sacramento Bee Sunday Forum, July 18, 1975

WEB-BASED AND WORKING PAPERS:

Playing In Two Fields: Colleges In A High Tech Region : Association For The Study Of Higher Education, 2015

The Common Core Meets State Policy: This Changes Almost Everything, Policy Analysis For California Education, Stanford, CA, 2013

“The Political Dynamics Of K-12 Education Reform From 1965 to 2010: Implications For Changing Postsecondary Education” with William Doyle, Center For Education Policy Analysis, Stanford University, 2011

“Getting Beyond the Facts: Reforming California School Finance”,

University of California /Berkeley Law School, Chief Justice Warren Institute, April 2008, with G Liu

“Two Alternative Yet Complementary Conceptual Frameworks for Financing American Education “, Working paper 22, School Finance Redesign Project, University of Washington: Evans School of Public Affairs, 2007

Evolution of California School Finance With Implications From Other States. Stanford University: Institute for Research on Education Policy and Practice, 2007

Book review of Thomas Bailey and Vanessa Morest, Defending the Community College Equity Agenda, Teachers College Record on line, April 30, 2007

“Improving College Readiness and Success for All Students: A Joint Responsibility Between K-12 and Postsecondary Education,” prepared for the United States Secretary of Education Commission on the Future of Higher Education, April 2006

“Got You Under My Spell: How Accountability Policy is Changing.” (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania/CPRE, 2005).  With B. Gross, D. Holland, and T. Luschei in B. Gross and M. Goertz (eds.) High Hopes: How High Schools Respond to State Accountability Policies, CPRE

“College Preparation and Grade 12 NAEP,” paper prepared for the National Assessment Governing Board, September 2003

“Improving State K-16 Governance and Policymaking.”  Paper presented to annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA, April 2004

“New concepts for College Admissions,” paper for College Board, New York, 2002

“Governance and Accountability,” in Crucial Issues in Education 2000 (Berkeley: Policy Analysis for California Education, 2000) with Gerald Hayward

“Improving and Aligning K-16 Standards, Admissions, and Freshman Placement Policy,” National Center for Postsecondary Improvement, 1998

“New Concepts for Educational Accountability,” paper presented to 1998, AERA Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA

Conditions of Education in Washington State (Berkeley, CA: MAP), January 1997 (with J.W. Guthrie et al.)

Michael W. Kirst, “Exam Confusion: Admissions and placement tests lack standardization,” CROSSTALK Opinion, Vol. 5(1): 3, Winter 1997

Lisa Carlos and Mike Kirst, “California Curriculum Policy in the 1990″s:  “We Don’t Have to be in Front to Lead.”  Prepared for the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL, March 24, 1997

“The Politics of Developing and Maintaining Mathematics and Science Curriculum Content Standards, National Institute for Science Education, Research Monograph No. 2 (Madison: University of Wisconsin), April 1997

Michael W. Kirst, “Analysis and Comment on Delaware House Bill 81: Amending State Governance.”  Prepared at the request of Delaware State Officials, 1997

Michael Kirst, et al., “Florida Schools: On the Brink of the 21st Century,” Management Analysis & Planning Associates, May 20, 1997.  A concept paper prepared for the Governor’s Commission on Education

“Unexplored Dimensions of Political in the Politics of Education,” paper presented at 1996 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, with F. Wirt

Conditions of Education in California – 1995 (Berkeley: Policy Analysis for California Education, 1995), Chapter 1 Evolving Context of California Education

California’s Views on Education: Results of 1996 Poll (Berkeley: PACE, 1996) with Julie Koppich

“Child Care Reimbursement in California” (Berkeley: PACE, 1996) with Howard Block

California Cares: California Childcare Policy Changes, PACE/UC with Gerald Hayward et al.,1996

Reform Up Close: A Study of Science and Math Education with Andrew Porter, et al., final report to the National Science Foundation, 1994

“Strategies for Mobilizing Teachers to Apply for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards,” NBPTS, 1993

“Program Equity: Linking Education and Children’s Policies,” 1993.  Paper prepared for CPRE Madison

“Toward A Political Blueprint For Science For All Americans,” paper prepared for the American Association for Advancement of Science, June 1993

“A Mobilization Strategy for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards,” Detroit, MI, 1992

“The Building Blocks of State School Finance,” Issues Brief, National Association of State Boards of Education, Vol. 12, No. 6, October 1992

“A Comprehensive Model to Link Child Care and Education,” Child Care Action Campaign, New York 1992

“Conditions of Education in California,” published by Policy Analysis for California Education, 1984-1992 with James Guthrie et al.

Reform Up Close:  A Classroom Analysis, Progress Report to the National Science Foundation, 1990, with Andy Porter.  Final Report in Spring 1992

“Toward A Focussed Research Agenda,” in Voices From the Field (Washington, D.C.:  Institute for Educational Leadership, 1991)

The New Challenge:  Rebuilding Education in the Golden State (Berkeley, CA:  Policy Analysis for California Education, 1990), with James Guthrie and Allan Odden

Profile of Michael Kirst, published in American School Board Journal (November 1990)

Public Sector Choice in California Education (Berkeley:  Policy Analysis for California Education, 1990)

“A Comprehensive Model to Link Child Care and Education,” Child Care Action Campaign, New York City, 1992

“Improving Policies for Children,” paper prepared for the Rockefeller Institute of Government, State University of New York, Albany, N.Y., November 1989

“The Politics of School Finance:  Implications for Research,” paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Finance Association, March 1990

Evaluation of the California School Leadership Academy, PACE report, Berkeley, Ca., 1986

“A Case Study of Peninsula High School,” for a study of the impact of education reform in California, PACE Project Report, Berkeley, 1986

“Rethinking Governance in California Education,” Final Report to the Hewlett Foundation from Stanford and the Schools Collaborative

“The Politics of Child Care:  Linkages with Schools,” Spring Hill Center, Minneapolis, 1984

“Data Based Accountability in Education,” PACE Project Report, Berkeley, 1984, co-editor

“New Directions for State Education Information Systems,” PACE Project Report, Berkeley, 1984

“School Finance Policy Options for Chicago,” a Report to the Chicago School Superintendent, 1982

“A Reorganization Plan for the California State Department of Education,” 1982

“The Role of Issue Networks in State Agenda Setting,” Final Report on IFG Research Project to NIE, 1982

“Tying Research to Policy,” IFG Policy Notes, Spring 1982

“Vocational Education in San Francisco,” National Institute of Education, Washington, D.C., 1981

“Improving Math, Science, and Technical Education,” a chapter in The Education Enterprise Relationship, published by National Association of State Boards of Education, 1982 (under contract from NIE).  Also a Report to the California Commission on Industrial Innovation

Policy Research and Educational Policy–Working Toward a Better Connection.  Final Report to NIE under a research grant, 1981, with Linda Nelson and others

EDITORIAL BOARDS:

American Journal of Education, 1981-84

Phi Delta Kappan, 1982-85

Education and Urban Society, 1975-94

Journal of Education Finance, 1980-82

Educational Researcher, News and Comment editor, 1989-1992

Editor’s Note: The Appendix for “Conversations With and About Mike” contains transcripts for the recorded audio and video clips. To view the Audio Transcripts go to this page >

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About the Project

The purpose of this biography project is to make a fascinating man’s life and accomplishments come alive. Dr. Michael W. Kirst, while recognized in influential academic and policy circles, is generally unknown to those most actively engaged in American education in the trenches of the nation’s classrooms and local boardrooms, including teachers, principals, and school district leaders.

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About the Author

Dick Jung first met Dr. Michael W. Kirst four decades ago. Mike, then Professor in the Schools of Education and Business, was completing his first year as President of California’s State Board of Education. During Jerry Brown’s first term as Governor, as Mike tacked between Palo Alto and Sacramento, Dick served as the Teaching Assistant for Mike’s Stanford “Politics of Education” course.

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Dick is supported by a project team of content, digital research, and online experts that includes a senior education policy reviewer, a digital archives manager, and a website and multimedia design coordinator.

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