Dana Goldstein is a journalist and the author of the New York Times bestseller The Teacher Wars: A History of America’s Most Embattled Profession (Doubleday). She contributes to Slate, The Marshall Project, The New Republic, The Atlantic, the Times, and many other publications. Dana writes about education, women’s issues, social science, inequality, criminal justice, health, and cities. She has received a Schwartz fellowship from the New America Foundation, a Spencer Foundation fellowship from Columbia University, and a Puffin fellowship from the Nation Institute. She is a two-time finalist for the Livingston Award, which honors outstanding reporting by journalists under the age of 35.
Previously, Dana was an associate editor at The Daily Beast and The American Prospect. She graduated from Brown University and grew up in beautiful Ossining, New York, alongside the Hudson River.