Richard Rothstein
Research Associate


  • Accountability
  • Achievement gap

Richard Rothstein is a research associate of the Economic Policy Institute. He writes mostly about K-12 education policy and the history of residential segregation. He is the author of The Making of Ferguson; “Grading Education: Getting Accountability Right”; “Class and Schools: Using Social, Economic and Educational Reform to Close the Black-White Achievement Gap”; “The Way We Were? Myths and Realities of America’s Student Achievement”; and co-author of “The Charter School Dust-Up: Examining the Evidence on Enrollment and Achievement” and “All Else Equal: Are Public and Private Schools Different?”