Martin West

Associate Professor of Education, HGSE
Program on Education Policy and Governance (PEPG)
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John F. Kennedy School of Government
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Martin West is Assistant Professor of Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Deputy Director of Harvard’s Program on Education Policy and Governance, and executive editor of Education Next, a journal of opinion and research on education policy. He received his PhD in government and social policy from Harvard in 2006 and was previously a research fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution and assistant professor at Brown University. His research examines the politics of K-12 education policy in the United States and the success of alternative reform strategies in improving student achievement and non-cognitive skills. He is author or editor of four books, including No Child Left Behind? The Politics and Practice of School Accountability, and, most recently, From Schoolhouse to Courthouse: The Judiciary’s Role in American Education.



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