Paul E. Peterson
    Henry Lee Shattuck Professor of Government, Harvard University
    Director, Program on Education Policy and Governance
    Editor-in-Chief, Education Next

PAUL E. PETERSON > articles

  • “Social Capital and School Sector Impacts on the Non-Cognitive Skills of Early Adolescents: Evidence from a Nationally Representative Longitudinal Survey” with Martina Viarengo, Harvard University Program on Education Policy and Governance, PEPG09-04, October 2009.
  • “The Persuadable Public” with William Howell and Martin West, Education Next, Vol 9, No. 4, pp. 20-29 (2009).
  • “The Emerging Field of Education Policy,” in Gary King, Kay Lehman Schlozman, Norman H. Nie, eds, The Future of Political Science: 100 Perspectives, Routledge, New York, (2009).
  • “For-Profit and Nonprofit Management in Philadelphia Schools” with Matthew Chingos, Education Next, Vol 9, No. 2, pp. 64-70 (2009).
  • “Voucher Impacts: Differences between Public and Private Schools,” in Mark Berends, Matthew G. Springer, Dale Ballou and Herbert Walberg, eds, Handbook of Research on School Choice, Routledge, New York, (2009).
  • “Impact of For-Profit and Non-Profit Management on Student Achievement: The Philadelphia Intervention, 2002-2008” with Matthew Chingos, Harvard University Program on Education Policy and Governance, PEPG09-02, February 2009.
  • “What Happens When States Have Genuine Alternative Certification? We get more minority teachers and test scores rise” with Daniel Nadler, Education Next, Vol 9, No. 1, pp. 70-74 (2009).
  • “The Price for Federalism” in David T. Canon, John J. Coleman, and Kenneth R.. Mayer The Enduring Debate: Classic and Contemporary Readings in American Politics, W.W. Norton & Company, New York, (2008).
  • “The 2008 Education Next-PEPG Survey of Public Opinion: Americans think less of their schools than of their police departments and post offices” with William G. Howell and Martin R. West, Education Next, Vol 8, No. 4, pp. 12-26 (2008).
  • “School Vouchers in the United States:  Productivity in the Public and Private Sectors,” Zeitschrift für Erziehungswissenschaft - Journal of Educational Science, ZfE 11, 2:253-267 (2008).
  • “Few States Set World-Class Standards: In fact, most render the notion of proficiency meaningless” with Frederick Hess, Education Next, Vol 8, No. 3, pp. 70-73 (2008).
  • “Impact of For-Profit and Non-Profit Management on Student Achievement: The Philadelphia Experiment” with Matthew Chingos, Harvard University Program on Education Policy and Governance, PEPG08-11, May 2008.
  • “Education,” in P. Schuck and J. Wilson, eds, Understanding America: The Anatomy of an Exceptional Nation, PublicAffairs, New York (2008).
  • “A Lens that Distorts: NCLB’s faulty way of measuring school quality,” Education Next, Vol 7, No. 4, pp. 46-51 (2007).
  • “What Americans Think about Their Schools: The 2007 Education Next – PEPG Survey” with William Howell and Martin R. West, Education Next, Vol 7, No. 4, pp. 12-26 (2007).
  • “Heterogeneity in School Sector Effects on Elementary Student Performance” with Elena Llaudet, Harvard University Program on Education Policy and Governance, PEPG07-08, November 2007.
  • “Impact of For-Profit and Non-Profit Management on Student Achievement: The Philadelphia Experiment” with Matthew M. Chingos, Harvard University Program on Education Policy and Governance, PEPG07-07, November 2007.
  • “The Case for Curriculum-Based, External Examinations Which have Significant Consequences for Students,” Peabody Journal of Education, Vol. 82, No. 4, pgs. 645-666 (2007).
  • “The A+ Plan,” in Paul Peterson ed, Reforming Education in Florida – A Study Prepared by the Koret Task Force on K-12 Education, Hoover Institutions Press, Stanford, California (2006).
  • “The NCES Private-Public School Study: Findings are other than they seem,” with Elena Llaudet, Education Next, Vol 7, No. 1, pgs. 75-79 (2007).
  • “School Choice in Milwaukee: Fifteen Years Later” with Nathan Torinus and Brad Smith, in Paul T. Hill, ed., Charter Schools Against All Odds., Education Next Books, Stanford University, Stanford, California (2006).
  • “Productivity of Public and Private Schools,” in Eric Hanushek, ed., Courting Failure: How School Adequacy Lawsuits Pervert Judges’ Good Intentions and Harm Our Children, Hoover Institutional Press, Stanford, California (2006).
  • “Is your Child’s School Effective? Don’t Rely On NCLB to Tell You” with Martin R. West, Education Next, Vol 6, No. 4, pp. 76-80 (2006).
  • “Keeping an Eye on State Standards: A Race to the Bottom?,” with Frederick M. Hess, Education Next, Vol 6, No. 3, pg. 28 (2006).
  • “The efficacy of choice threats within school accountability systems: Results from legislatively induced experiments” with M. R. West. Economic Journal, 116(510): C46-C62 (2006).
  • “The New Politics of Federalism,” in Scott Greer, ed., Territory, Democracy and Justice: Regionalism and Federalism in Western Democracies , Macmillan Ltd, New York, NY, 2006, pp.
  • “Johnny Can Read… in Some States,” with Frederick M. Hess, Education Next, Vol 5, No. 3, pp 52-53 (2005).
  • “The Children Left Behind,” Education Next, Vol 5, No. 2, p 3 (2005).
  • “Consolidate Districts, Not Schools,” in Reforming Education in Arkansas, Recommendations from the Koret Task Force, Hoover Institution Press, Stanford, California (2005).
  • “The New Politics of Federalism,” Spectrum, Spring 2005, Vol. 78, N.2 , pp.5-7.
  • “A conflict of Interest: District Regulation of School Choice and Supplemental Services,” in John Chubb, ed., Within Our Reach: Strengthening No Child Left Behind, Hoover Institution Press, Stanford, California (2005).
  • “Participation in a National, Means-Tested School Voucher Program” with William G. Howell, Patrick J. Wolf and David E. Campbell. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Vol. 24, No. 3, 523-541 (2005).
  • “The Theory and Practice of School Choice,” in R. Formaini, H. Rosenblum, and M. Wynne, eds, The Legacy of Milton and Rose Friedman's Free to Choose: Economic Liberalism at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Dallas Texas, December 2004.
  • Peterson, Paul E., William Howell and Martin R. West, “Dog Eats AFT Homework,” Wall Street Journal, August 18, 2004 .
  • “Money Has Not Been Left Behind” with Martin R. West, Education Week, March 17, 2004, pg. 72.
  • “Uses of Theory in Randomized Field Trials: Lessons From School Voucher Research on Disaggregation, Missing Data, and the Generalization of Findings,” with William G. Howell, American Behavioral Scientist, January 2004, Vol. 47, No. 5, pp.634-657.
  • “Efficiency, Bias, and Classification Schemes: A Response to Alan B. Krueger and Pei Zhu,” with William G. Howell, American Behavioral Scientist, Jannuary 2004, Vol. 47, No. 5, pp.699-718.
  • “The Changing Politics of Federalism,” in Craig Parson and Al Roberts, eds, Evolving Federalisms: The intergovernmental balance of power in America and Europe, The Maxwell School of Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, 2003, pp. 25-42.
  • “What Next for School Vouchers?”, Dice Report, Journal for Institutional Comparisons, Winter 2003, Vol. 1, No. 4, pp. 57-61.
  • “A Choice Between Public and Private Schools: What Next for School Vouchers?”, Spectrum: The Journal for State Government, Fall 2003, pp.5-8.
  • “School Vouchers: Results from Randomized Experiments,” with William G. Howell, Patrick J. Wolf and David E. Campbell, in Caroline M. Hoxby, ed., The Economics of School Choice, The University of Chicago Press, 2003, pp. 107-144.
  • “The President’s Dominance in Foreign Policy Making”, in Cohen, Jeffrey and David Nice, eds., The Presidency: Classic and Contemporary Readings. McGraw-Hill: New York, 2003. This article is a revised version of “The International System and Foreign Policy” in The President, the Congress, and the Making of Foreign Policy (Norman OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1994), 3-22.
  • “A Call for Citywide Voucher Demonstration Project,” in School Vouchers: Settled Questions, Continuing Disputes. (Dec. 2002). The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, pp.16-24.
  • “Victory for Vouchers?, Commentary, September 2002, pp. 46-50.
  • “Voucher Programs and the Effect of Ethnicity on Test Scores”, with William G. Howell, in John E. Chubb and Tom Loveless, eds, Bridging the Achievement Gap, Brookings Institution Press, 2002.
  • “Catholic Schools Excel”, with Herbert J. Walberg, School Reform News, July 2002.
  • “A quiet revolution”, with William G. Howell, The National Law Journal, July 8, 2002, pg. A21.
  • “While America Slept” in Dennis L. Dresain et al, American Government In a Changed World: The Effects of September 11, 2001, Longman, 2002.
  • “Who Chooses? Who Uses? Participation in a National School Voucher Program” with David E. Campbell and Martin R. West in Paul T. Hill, ed., Choice with Equity: An Assessment by the Koret Task Force on K-12 Education, Hoover Institution Press, 2002.
  • “School Vouchers and Academic Performance: Results from Three Randomized Field Trials” with William G. Howell, Patrick J. Wolf and David E. Campbell. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 21(2) Spring 2002, pp. 191-217.
  • “School Choice in New York City After Three Years: An Evaluation of the School Choice Scholarships Program” with Daniel P. Mayer, David E. Myers, Christina Clark Tuttle and William G. Howell, Harvard University Program on Education Policy and Governance, PEPG02-01, February 2002.
  • “Choice and Competition in K-12 Education” in John D. Donahue and Joseph S. Nye Jr., eds., Governance Amid Bigger, Better Markets, Brookings Institution Press, 2001.
  • “The Interests of the Limited City” in Dennis R. Judd and Paul Kantor, eds., The Politics of Urban America—A reader, Longman Publishers, 2001.
  • “Results of a School Voucher Experiment: The Case of Washington, D.C. After Two Years” with Patrick J. Wolf and Martin R. West, Harvard University Program on Education Policy and Governance, PEPG01-05, August 2001.
  • “School Choice in Dayton, Ohio after Two Years: An Evaluation of the Parents Advancing Choice in Education Scholarship Program”, with Martin R. West and David E. Campbell, Harvard University Program on Education Policy and Governance, PEPG01-04, August 2001.
  • “An Evaluation of the Children’s Scholarship Fund”, with David E. Campbell, Harvard University Program on Education Policy and Governance, PEPG01-03, May 2001.
  • “School Choice Experiments in Urban Education” in School Choice or Best Systems: What Improves Education?,” edited by Margaret C. Wang and Herbert J. Walberg, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2001.
  • “Choice in American Education” in A Primer on America’s Schools, edited by Terry Moe, Hoover Press, 2001.
  • “Impacts on School Vouchers on Students and Families” in John C. Goodman and Fritz F. Steiger, eds., An Education Agenda: Let Parents Choose Their Children’s School, National Center for Policy Analysis, 2001.
  • "An Evaluation of the Basic Fund Scholarship Program in the San Francisco Bay Area, California," with David E. Campbell and Martin R. West, Harvard University Program on Education Policy and Governance, PEPG01-01, January 2001.
  • “Choice and Competition in K-12 Education,” in Joseph Nye and Jack Donahue, eds., Government amid Bigger, Better Markets, Brookings Institution Press, 2001.
  • "The American Mayor: Elections and Institutions," Parliamentary Affairs, 54(4) October 2000.
  • "School Choice in New York City After Two Years: An Evaluation of the School Choice Scholarships Program," with David Myers, Daniel Mayer, Julia Chou and William E. Howell, Harvard University Program on Education Policy and Governance, PEPG00-17, August 2000.
  • "Test-Score Effect of School Vouchers in Dayton, Ohio, New York City, and Washington, D. C.: Evidence of Randomized Field Trials," with William E. Howell, Patrick J. Wolf and David Campbell, Harvard University Program on Education Policy and Governance, PEPG00-16, August 2000.
  • "What Happens to Low-Income New York Students When They Move From Public to Private Schools," with William G. Howell, in Diane Ravitch and Joseph Viteritti, eds., City Schools: Lessons from New York, John Hopkins University Press, June, 2000.
  • "School Choice in Dayton, Ohio: An Evaluation After One Year," with William G. Howell, Harvard University Program on Education Policy and Governance, PEPG00-07, February 2000.
  • "School Choice in Washington D.C.: An Evaluation After One Year," with Patrick J. Wolf and William G. Howell Harvard University Program on Education Policy and Governance, PEPG00-08, February 2000.
  • “Vouchers and Central-City Schools,” co-author with Jay P. Green, in Christopher H. Foreman, Jr., The African American Predicament, Brookings Institution Press, 1999, pp. 82-96.
  • "Building the Case: What Evaluation Has to Say About School Choice," in Evaluating for Success, The Philanthropy Roundtable, October 1999, pp. 37-55.
  • "Evaluation of the Horizon Scholarship Program in the Edgewood Independent School District, San Antonio, Texas: The First Year," with William E. Howell, Harvard University Program on Education Policy and Governance, PEPG99-03, September, 1999.
  • "Interstate Competition and Welfare Policy," with Mark Carl Rom and Kenneth F. Scheve, Jr., in Welfare Reform, A Race to the Bottom? eds. Sanford F. Schram and Samuel H. Beer, October 1999, pp. 21-41.
  • "Evaluation of the Cleveland Voucher Program After Two Years," with William E. Howell and Jay Greene, Harvard University Program on Education Policy and Governance, PEPG99-02, June 1999.
  • "Implications of School Choice Experiments," The Center on Education in the Inner Cities Review, Vol. 8(1), pp. 20-21, February 1999.
  • "Effectiveness of School Choice: The Milwaukee Experiment," Education and Urban Society, Vol. 31(2), February 1999, pp. 190-213.
  • "Do School Vouchers Work?" The World & I, February 1999, pp. 64-69.
  • "What Do the Test Scores Tell Us," Policy Review, January-February 1999, pp. 10-15.
  • "Rigorous Trials and Tests Should Precede Adoption of School Reforms," The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 22, 1999, pp. B4-B5.
  • "School Choice in New York City," with David Myers, William Howell and Daniel Mayer, in Paul E. Peterson and Susan Mayer, eds., Earning and Learning: How Schools Matter, Brookings Institution Press, 1999.
  • "School Reforms: How Much Do They Matter?" in Paul E. Peterson and Susan Mayer, eds., Earning and Learning: How Schools Matter, Brookings Institution Press, 1999.
  • "Do Hard Courses and Good Grades Enhance Cognitive Skills?" with Jay R. Girotto, in Paul E. Peterson and Susan Mayer, eds., Earning and Learning: How Schools Matter, Brookings Institution Press, 1999.
  • "Top Ten Questions Asked About School Choice," Brookings Papers on Education Policy, Brookings Institution Press, 1999, pp. 371-418.
  • "School Choice: A Report Card," The Virginia Journal of Social Policy and the Law, Vol. 6, No. 1, Fall 1998, pp. 47-80.
  • "Interstate Competition and Welfare Policy," with Mark Carl Rom and Kenneth F. Scheve, Jr., Publius, The Journal of Federalism, Vol. 28, No. 3, Summer 1998.
  • " Central-City School Systems: Time for Experimentation," Brookings Newsletter, Summer 1998.
  • "What Evaluation Has to Say About School Choice," Philanthropy, Vol. 12, No. 4, 1998, pp. 23-25.
  • " Race Relations & Central City Schools," The Brookings Review, Vol. 16, No. 2, Spring 1998, pp. 33-37.
  • "The Effectiveness of School Choice in Milwaukee: A Secondary Analysis of Data from the Programs Evaluation," with Jay P. Green and Jiangtao Du, in Paul E. Peterson and Bryan C. Hassel, eds., Learning from School Choice, Brookings Institution Press, 1998, pp. 335-356.
  • "A Report Card on School Choice," Commentary, October 1997, pg. 29-33.
  • "Under Extreme Duress, School Choice Success," with Chad Noyes, in Diane Ravitch and Joseph Viteritti, eds. New Schools for a New Century: The Redesign of Urban Education, Yale University Press, 1997.
  • "School Choice in Milwaukee," with Jay P. Greene and Chad Noyes, Public Interest, No. 125, Fall 1996, pp. 38-56.
  • "Devolution's Price," Yale Law & Policy Review/Yale Journal on Regulation. Symposium: Constructing a New Federalism, 1996, pp. 111-121.
  • " U.S. Budgetary Politics at the Close of the Cold War Era," in Herbert Dittgen and Michael Minkenberg, eds., The American Impasse. United States Domestic and Foreign Policy after the Cold War, Pittsburgh University Press, PA, 1996, pp. 177-197.
  • "Budget Deficits and the Race to the Bottom," in Sheila B. Kamerman and Alfred J. Kahn, eds. Report I: Whither American Social Policy? New York: Cross-National Studies Research Program, Columbia University School of Social Work, 1996, pp. 43-63.
  • "Questioning by the Foreign Policy Committees," with Jay Greene in Paul E. Peterson, ed. The Congress, The Presidency and the Making of Foreign Policy, Oklahoma 1995. pp. 74-100.
  • "The New Politics of Choice," in Diane Ravitch and Maris Vinovskis, eds. Learning from the Past, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995.  
  • "A Politically Correct Solution to Racial Classification," introductory essay in Paul E. Peterson, ed. Classifying by Race, Princeton, 1995.
  • "State Response to Welfare Reform: A Race to the Bottom?" Urban Institute Welfare Reform Brief, No. 8, May, 1995.
  • "Urban Policies," in Donald C. Bacon, Roger H. Davidson, and Morton Keller, eds. The Encyclopedia of the United States Congress, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1995.
  • "Who Should Do What? Divided Responsibility in the Federal System," Brookings Review 13(2): 1995, pp. 6 -11.
  • "Why Presidential-Congressional Conflict is Dwindling," British Journal of Political Science, January, 1994.
  • "The President's Dominance in Foreign Policy Making," Political Science Quarterly, 109(2): pp. 215-34. Reprinted in Jeffrey Cohen and David Nice, eds., The Presidency: Classic and Contemporary Readings, Boston: McGraw Hill Higher Education, 2002.
  • "Are Big City Schools Holding their Own?" in John Rury, ed. Seeds of Crisis, University of Wisconsin, 1993.
  • "The Fiscal Place of Big Cities in the Federal System," in Henry G. Cisneros, ed. Interwoven Destinies: The Cities and theNation, W. W. Norton, 1993.
  • "An Immodest Proposal." Daedulus 121(4), Fall, 1992. Reprinted in The Brookings Review, Winter, 1993, pp. 18-23 and, in abridged form, in Harper's, February, 1993, pp. 23-26.
  • "The Politics of Social Policy in the 1990s," in Joseph A. Pechman and Michael S. McPherson, Fulfilling America's Promise: Social Policies for the 1990, Cornell University Press, 1992.
  • "Political Institutions and the American Economy," in Samuel Kernell, ed. Parallel Politics: Economic Policymaking in Japan and the United States, with John Chubb, Brookings, 1991.
  • "The Urban Underclass and the Poverty Paradox," in Christopher Jencks and Paul E. Peterson, eds. The Urban Underclass, Brookings, 1991. Reprinted in Political Science Quarterly, Winter, 1991-92, pp. 617-38.
  • "The Rise and Fall of Special Interest Politics," in Mark Petracca, ed. The Transformation of Interest Group Politics, Westview, 1991.
  • "Monopoly and Competition in American Education," in William H. Clune and John F. Witte, eds. Choice and Control in American Education, Palmer, 1990, pp. 47-78.
  • "American Federalism, Welfare Policy and Residential Choices," with Mark C. Rom, American Political Science Review, September 1989.
  • "American Political Institutions and the Problem of Governance”, with John E. Chubb in Paul E. Peterson and John Chubb, eds., Can the Government Govern? Brookings, 1989.
  • "Macro-Economic Policy: Who's in Control?" with Mark C. Rom, in Paul E. Peterson and John E. Chubb, eds. Can the Government Govern? Brookings, 1989.
  • "Administering Federal Policy" in Norman J. Boyan, ed. The Handbook of Research on Educational Administration, New York: Longman, 1988, pp. 467-486.
  • "The Case for a National Welfare Standard," with Mark C. Rom, Brookings Review 4, Winter, 1988, pp. 24-32.
  • "Economic and Political Trends Affecting Education," in Ron Haskins and Duncan MacRae, eds. Policies for America's Public Schools, Norwood, New Jersey: Ablex, 1988, pp. 25-54.
  • "Tax Cuts, More Spending, and Fiscal Deficits," with Mark C. Rom in Charles Jones, ed. The Reagan Legacy, Chatham, New Jersey: Chatham: 1988.
  • "Does Urban Reform Imply Class Conflict? The Case of Atlanta Schools," co‑author with David Plank in History of Education Quarterly, Summer, 1983, pp. 151‑173. Reprinted in B. Edward McClellan, ed. Social History of American Education, University of Illinois Press, 1988.
  • "The Evolution of the Compensatory Education Program," in Dennis P. Doyle, Joan S. Michie and Barbara I. Williams, eds. Policy Options for the Future of Compensatory Education: Conference Papers, Washington, D.C.: Research and Evaluation, 1987, pp. 29-54.
  • "‘Commissionitis’ in Higher Education," Brookings Review 4 Winter/Spring 1986, pp. 21‑26. Reprinted in the MAHE Journal 9 Winter 1987, pp. 14‑21; Transition Points in Higher Education: Proceedings of a National Invitational Conference to Develop Policy Recommendations for Higher Education, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA., November, 1985, pp. 6-12; and National Forum: The Phi Kappa Phi Journal, Spring, 1988.
  • "Urban Response to Federal Program Flexibility: Politics of Community Development Block Grant," with Kenneth C. Wong in Urban Affairs Quarterly, 21, March 1986, pp. 293-310.
  • "Urban Vocational Education and Managing the Transition from School to Work," with Garry G. Rabe in Ray C. Rist, ed. Finding Work: Crossnational Perspectives on Employment and Training, Falmer, 1986, pp. 58-66.
  • "When Federalism Works," in Emerging Issues in American Federalism. Papers prepared for the 25th Anniversary of the U.S. Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, 1985.
  • "Realignment and Institutionalization," in John E. Chubb and Paul E. Peterson, eds. The New Direction in American Politics, Brookings, 1985, pp. 1-30.
  • "The New Politics of Deficits," in John E. Chubb and Paul E. Peterson, eds. The New Direction in American Politics, Brookings, 1985, pp. 365-98. Reprinted in Political Science Quarterly, December, 1985. Also reprinted in Richard M. Pious, Presidents, Elections and Democracy, New York: Academy of Political Science, 1992, pp. 31-58.
  • "Did the Education Commissions Say Anything?" The Brookings Review, Winter, 1983, pp. 3‑11. Reprinted in Education and Urban Society 42, February 1985, pp. 126‑44. Also reprinted in Beatrice and Ronald Grass, eds. The Great School Debates: Which Way for American Education? New York: Simon and Schuster, 1985, pp. 112‑117; and in Excellence in Education: Perspectives on Policy and Practice, New York: Prometheus Books, 1985.
  • "Comparing Federal Education and Housing Programs: Toward a Differentiated Theory of Federalism" with Kenneth Wong, in Terry Clark ed. Research in Urban Policy Analysis I, pp. 301‑324, 1985.
  • "Educational Policy Implementation: Are Block Grant Proposals Based on Out of Date Research?" co-author with Barry G. Rabe in Issues in Education: A Forum of Research and Opinion 1, Spring 1983, pp. 1-29. Reprinted in Ray C. Rist, ed. Policy Studies Review Annual: Vol. 7, New Brunswick, New Jersey: Transaction, 1985, pp. 603-631.
  • "The Role of Interest Groups in the Formation of Education Policy: Past Practice and Future Trends," with Barry Rabe, Teachers College Record Vol. 84, Spring, 1983, pp. 708-72.
  • "Rethinking Early Twentieth Century School Reform: The 1917 Illinois Compromise," with Rick Ginsberg and Carol Peterson in Issues in Education I, 1983, pp. 107-132.
  • "Urban Politics and Changing Schools: A Competitive View" in Ronald K. Goodenow and Diane Ravitch, eds. Schools in Cities, New York: Holmes and Meier, 1983, pp. 223-248.
  • "Inquiry and Social Function: Two Views of Educational Practice and Policy with David J. Greenstone in Lee S. Schulman and Gary Sykes, eds. A Handbook of Teaching and Policy, New York: Longman, Inc., 1983.
  • "Effects of Credentials, Connections and Competence on Income," in William H. Kruskal ed. The Social Sciences: Their Nature and Uses, University of Chicago Press, 1982.
  • "Schooling in Democratic America: The Effects of Class Background, Education and Ability on Income" with Susan Sherman Karplus, in John P. Crecine, ed. Research in Public Policy Analysis and Management II, Greenwich, CT: JAI Press, 1981, pp. 195-212.
  • "Federalism and the Great Society" in Vincent Covello, ed. Poverty and Public Policy, G. K. Hall & Co., 1979. A revised version of this essay appears in J. David Greenstone, ed. Public Values and Private Power in American Democracy, University of Chicago Press, 1981.
  • "A Unitary Model of Taxation and Expenditure Policy in the United States," British Journal of Political Science, July, 1979, pp. 281‑314. Reprinted in a collection of essays on urban public policy edited by Dale Marshall, ed. Sage Publication, 1979 and translated in Problemi Di Amministazione Publica V, 1980, pp. 81-140.
  • "City Limits and the Interests of Cities" in L.J. Sharpe, ed. Decentralist Trends in Western Democracies, Sage Publication, 1980.
  • "Organizational Imperatives and Ideological Change: The Case of Black Power," Urban Affairs Quarterly 14, June, 1979, pp. 465-484.
  • "Citizen Participation and Political Parties in English Local Politics," with Paul Kantor in Comparative Politics 9, January, 1977, pp. 197-218.
  • "Citizen Participation and Racial Change: The Mobilization of Low-Income Communities Through Community Action" with J. David Greenstone in Robert Haveman ed, A Decade of Federal Anti-Poverty Policy, New York: Academic Press, 1977.
  • "School Desegregation and Racial Stabilization" in Stephen M. David and Paul E. Peterson, Urban Politics and Public Policy, 2nd ed., New York: Praeger, 1976, pp. 248-258.
  • "Afterword: The Politics of Decentralization," Education and Urban Society 7, August 1976, pp. 464-79.
  • "The Community Action Controversy as an Empirical Test of Two Competing Models of the Policy-making Process" with J. David Greenstone in Michael Lipsky and Willis Hawley, Theoretical Perspectives on Urban Politics, Garden City, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1976.
  • "The Politics of American Education" in John Carroll, ed. Review of Research in Education II, Itasca, Ill.: Peacock, 1974, pp. 259-74.
  • "The Politics of Educational Reform in England and the United States," Comparative Education Review 27, June 1973, pp. 160-79. Reprinted in Frederick Wirt, ed. The Policy of the School: Political Perspectives on Education, Lexington, Mass.: D.C. Heath & Co., 1975.
  • "Models of Decision-Making" with Thomas L. Williams in Michael W. Kirst, ed. State, School and Politics, Lexington, Mass.: D.C. Heath & Co., 1972, pp.149-68.
  • "British Interest Group Theory Re-examined: The Politics of Comprehensive Education in Three British Cities," Comparative Politics 3, April 1971, pp. 381-402. Reprinted in Richard Rose, ed, Studies in British Politics, 3rd ed. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1976, pp. 397-419.
  • "The Politics of Educational Reform" in Frank Lutz, ed. Toward Improved Urban Education, Columbus, Ohio: Charles Jones, 1970, pp. 209-232.
  • "Forms of Representation: Participation of the Poor in the Community Action Program, American Political Science Review 64, June 1970, pp. 491‑507. Reprinted in Bobbs‑Merrill Reprint Series, PS-531.
  • "Machines, Reformers, and the War on Poverty" with J. David Greenstone in James Q. Wilson, ed. City Politics and Policy Outputs, Wiley, 1968, pp. 267‑92. Reprinted in Bryan T. Downs ed. Cities and Suburbs, Wadsworth, 1970, pp. 377-99; Also reprinted in Duane Lockard, ed, Governing the States and Localities, New York: Macmillan, 1969, pp. 2l2-26. Also reprinted in Irving A. Spergel, ed. Community Organizations, Beverly Hills: Sage Publications, 1972, pp. 2l-46.
  • "A Budget Deficit Reduction Approach to Reducing Poverty," in Harriett D. Rono, Latinos and Blacks in the Cities:Policies for the 1990's, Austin, Texas: The Lyndon B. Johnson Library and School of Public Affairs, 1990, pp. 146-150.
  • "Coordination of Vocational Education and Manpower Training Programs," in United States Department of Education, Design Papers for the National Assessment of Vocational Education, Washington D.C., 1987, iv-28-iv-45.
  • "Evaluating Employment and Training Programs: Some Thoughts on the Lessons Learned" Policy Studies Review 6, May, 1987, pp. 771-76.
  • "Resolving Federal-State Issues through the Political Process," in Advisory Commissions on Intergovernmental Relations, Is Constitutional Reform Necessary to Reinvigorate Federalism? A Roundtable Discussion, Washington, D.C.: ACIR, 1987, pp. 27-30.
  • "Economic and Policy Trends Affecting Teacher Effectiveness in Mathematics and Science," in Science Teaching, in Audrey B. Champagne and Leslie Honig, eds. American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1985, pp. 102-25.
  • "Foreword," in Jay D. Scribner and Donald H. Layton, eds. The Study of Educational Politics, Washington, DC: Falmer, 1985.
  • "The Place of the Urban University in Declining U.S. Cities," in Meiji University Committee of International Programs, International Symposium on Future Prospects of the Urban University, Meiji University, 1985 (Japanese).
  • "Plowing the Field of Political Theory" in Politics of Education Bulletin 12, Summer 1984, pp. 1-7. Reprinted as "On Political Science" in Jane Hannaway and Marlaine E. Lockhead eds. The Contributions of the Social Sciences to Educational Policy and Practice, 1965-1985, Berkeley: McCutcheon, 1986, pp. 229-36.
  • "Institutionalizing a Social Movement: Problems in the Governance of Teacher Centers" in Sharon Feinman, ed. Teacher Centers: What Place in Education? University of Chicago: Center for Policy Study, 1978.
  • "The Death of Maximum Feasible Participation" in Herrington J. Bryce ed. Urban Governance and Minorities, New York: Praeger, 1976.
  • "Community Representation and the `Free Rider' Question" in Citizenry and the Hospital, Durham, N.C.: Department of Health Administration, Duke University, 1974, pp. 31‑38. A revised version published in Administrator's Notebook 22, (8) June, 1974.
  • "The School Busing Controversy: Redistributive or Pluralistic Politics?" Administrator's Notebook 20 (9), May, 1972.
  • " Chicago Turns Down an Elected School Board," Education at Chicago, Autumn 1971.
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