Jonathan Zimmerman

Jonathan Zimmerman is a Professor of History of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. His next book, The Amateur Hour: A History of College Teaching in America, will be published in the fall.
 (July 2020)

What Is College Worth?

What Is College Worth?

As tuition and student debt continue to skyrocket, it’s worth asking how much longer we can sustain this system.

The College Dropout Scandal

by David Kirp

The Impoverishment of the American College Student

by James V. Koch

Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy

by Tressie McMillan Cottom

The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us

by Paul Tough

Indebted: How Families Make College Work at Any Cost

by Caitlin Zaloom

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July 2, 2020 issue

The Uncivil War Over Schools

The Uncivil War Over Schools

Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago’s South Side

by Eve L. Ewing

A Political Education: Black Politics and Education Reform in Chicago Since the 1960s

by Elizabeth Todd-Breland

How Schools Work: An Inside Account of Failure and Success from One of the Nation’s Longest-Serving Secretaries of Education

by Arne Duncan

’63 Boycott

a documentary film directed by Gordon Quinn

March 21, 2019 issue

‘Brown’: Without Deliberate Speed

‘Brown’: Without Deliberate Speed

A Girl Stands at the Door: The Generation of Young Women Who Desegregated America’s Schools

by Rachel Devlin

The Schoolhouse Gate: Public Education, the Supreme Court, and the Battle for the American Mind

by Justin Driver

The Lost Education of Horace Tate: Uncovering the Hidden Heroes Who Fought for Justice in Schools

by Vanessa Siddle Walker

November 22, 2018 issue

What Are Schools For?

What Are Schools For?

In Brown's Wake: Legacies of America's Educational Landmark

by Martha Minow

October 14, 2010 issue

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