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  1. Affirmative Action's California Afterlife
    The American Prospect, Fall 1995, pp. 84-85
  2. After Kent State
    The First Hundred Days
    The Saturday Review, August 29, 1970, pp. 12-15
  3. The Age of Willie Mays
    The Saturday Review, May 8, 1971, pp. 15-17
  4. American Needs an Establishment
    The Harpers Monthly, December 1975, pp. 51-59
  5. America's Other Radicals
    The Harpers Monthly, August 1970, pp. 35-46
  6. Politics
    The Antismoking Crusade Burns Out
    Inquiry, April 2, 1979, p. 7
  7. As California Goes...
    On immigration, its past is our future
    The Nation, April 9, 2007, pp. 18-21
  8. Berkeley Postcard: Regents' Exam
    The inside dope on how Governor Pete Wilson prepared and won his University of Californ...
    The New Republic, August 14, 1995, pp. 11-13
  9. Big City Schools---II
    Pittsburgh: The Virtues of Candor
    The Saturday Review, November 19, 1966, pp. 82-84
  10. Articles
    The Bird Controversy
    California's High Court on Trial
    The Nation, December 8, 1979, pp. 582-583
  11. A Blow Against Sadism
    The New York Review of Books, October 31, 1974, pp. 41-42
  12. Blowback at the Border
    The "war on drugs" comes home
    The Nation, May 4, 2009, pp. 23-24
  13. Blue-Collar Stategy
    An Editorial
    The Saturday Review, July 25, 1970, p. 18
  14. [+]
    Book Notes (Review)
    Witness to a Century, by George Seldes
    1. Witness to a Century by George Seldes
    The Nation, August 1, 1987, p. 97
  15. Boston: Education's Last Hurrah
    The Saturday Review, May 21, 1966, pp. 56-58
  16. Bush's Education Fraud
    The American Prospect, February 2004, pp. 38-41
  17. Articles
    California Chaos
    A political epic with a cast of thousands
    The Nation, September 1, 2003, pp. 13-16
  18. California Dispatch: Gray Matters
    California Governor-elect Gray Davis, suddenly the most important Democrat outside Wash...
    The New Republic, December 21, 1998, pp. 14-15
  19. [+]
    A California Epic (Review)
    The Campaign of the Century, by Greg Mitchell
    1. The Campaign of the Century by Greg Mitchell
    The Nation, May 25, 1992, pp. 726-732
  20. California II: Initiative Madness
    The New Republic, August 22, 1988, p. 18
  21. California Screamin'
    The New Republic, June 23, 1986, pp. 14-15
  22. California's Prop. 71
    Turning Point on Fiscal Austerity?
    The Nation, June 4, 1988, pp. 784-785
  23. The Circle of Futility
    Commonweal, March 6, 1964, pp. 685-688
  24. Conversation
    Author Peter Schrag talks about the Hancock case
    CommonWealth, Winter 2005, pp. 84-92
  25. Crime on the Ballot
    The New Republic, June 2, 1982, pp. 10-13
  26. Criminal Case 9373
    The Saturday Review, July 15, 1972, pp. 12-13
  27. The Decline of the Wasp (1972)
    3 Reviews, 1 Readable
  28. The Decline of the WASP
    The Harpers Monthly, April 1970, pp. 85-91
  29. [+]
    The Decloistered Academy (Review)
    The Closed Corporation, by James Ridgeway
    1. The Closed Corporation by James Ridgeway
    The Saturday Review, October 19, 1968, pp. 74-85
  30. Divided States
    Local responses to illegal immigration are all over the map
    The Nation, January 7, 2008, pp. 16-21
  31. Divided They Stand
    The proposed creation of one giant teachers' union could mean the salvation of public e...
    The New Republic, May 25, 1998, pp. 17-18
  32. Books
    [+]
    Doing up Brown (4 Reviews)
    Jerry Brown: The Man on the White Horse, by J.D. Lorenz
    1. Jerry Brown: The Man on the White Horse by J.D. Lorenz
    2. Brown by Orville Schell
    3. Jerry Brown: The Philosopher-Prince by Robert Pack
    4. Jerry Brown by John C. Bollens and G. Robert Williams
    Inquiry, August 21, 1978, pp. 22-23
  33. Books
    [+]
    An Earlier point in Time (Review)
    Lincoln Steffens: A Biography, by Justin Kaplan
    1. Lincoln Steffens: A Biography by Justin Kaplan
    The Saturday Review, March 23, 1974, p. 40
  34. Editorial
    Unfinished Business
    The Saturday Review, December 5, 1970, p. 16
  35. Editorial
    Dossier Dictatorship
    The Saturday Review, April 17, 1971, pp. 24-25
  36. Editorial
    The Democratic Party's Shifting Center
    The Saturday Review, April 29, 1972, pp. 30-31
  37. Editorial
    The Failure of Political Language
    The Saturday Review, March 25, 1972, pp. 30-31
  38. Education
    The Golden Age, the Gathering Gloom
    The Saturday Review, September 23, 1967, pp. 58-63
  39. Education and Poverty
    The Schools of Appalachia
    The Saturday Review, May 15, 1965, pp. 70-71
  40. The Education Industry
    Kids, Computers, and Corporations
    The Saturday Review, May 20, 1967, pp. 78-80
  41. Education Now
    The Saturday Review, November 12, 1977, pp. 53-55
  42. Education: "High Stakes Are for Tomatoes"
    The Atlantic Monthly, August 2000, pp. 19-21
  43. Education's "Romantic" Critics
    The Saturday Review, February 18, 1967, pp. 80-82
  44. The Ellsberg Affair
    The Saturday Review, November 13, 1971, pp. 34-39
  45. The End of the American Future (1974)
    1 Review
  46. The End of the Great Tradition
    The Saturday Review, February 15, 1969, pp. 94-95
  47. End of the Impossible Dream
    The Saturday Review, September 19, 1970, pp. 68-70
  48. "F" Is for Fizzle
    The Faltering School Privatization Movement
    The American Prospect, May 1996, pp. 67-71
  49. Final Test (2003)
    The Battle for Adequacy in America's Schools
    1 Review
  50. Flip Wilson
    Pete Wilson, the brilliant "repositioner," may be the Republican candidate the Democrat...
    The New Republic, October 2, 1995, pp. 14-19
  51. Football and Cheers
    The Saturday Review, November 11, 1972, pp. 58-65
  52. The Forgotten American
    The Harpers Monthly, August 1969, pp. 27-34
  53. [+]
    Generation Gap (2 Reviews)
    Bomb Culture, by Jeff Nuttall
    1. Bomb Culture by Jeff Nuttall
    2. The Whole World Is Watching by Mark Gerzon
    The Saturday Review, August 23, 1969, p. 37
  54. Getting the Blues
    The Administration appears to be bent on teaching liberal states a lesson
    The Nation, August 4, 2003, pp. 22-25
  55. Gloom at the Top
    The Saturday Review, August 16, 1969, pp. 50-55
  56. Books & the Arts
    [+]
    Going for Broke (Review)
    The Divorce Revolution, by Lenore J. Weitzman
    1. The Divorce Revolution by Lenore J. Weitzman
    The Nation, December 7, 1985, p. 620
  57. The Greatest Show on Earth
    The Saturday Review, April 25, 1970, p. 27
  58. Heresy in Los Angeles
    The New York Review of Books, March 22, 1973, pp. 24-25
  59. A Hesitant New South
    Fragile Promise on the Last Frontier
    The Saturday Review, February 12, 1972, pp. 51-59
  60. [+]
    Homecoming (Review)
    North Toward Home, by Willie Morris
    1. North Toward Home by Willie Morris
    The Reporter, November 30, 1967, p. 44
  61. Books & the Arts
    [+]
    How the Other Half Learns (Review)
    No Excuses, by Abigail Thernstrom and Stephan Thernstrom
    1. No Excuses by Abigail Thernstrom and Stephan Thernstrom
    The Nation, November 10, 2003, pp. 23-25
  62. [+]
    In loco parentis (Review)
    Haven in a Heartless World, by Christopher Lasch
    1. Haven in a Heartless World by Christopher Lasch
    Inquiry, April 3, 1978, p. 25
  63. The Invisible Intruders
    An Editorial
    The Saturday Review, January 30, 1971, pp. 20-21
  64. [+]
    The Irrelevance of Dick and Jane (Review)
    The Schoolchildren: Growing up in the Slums, by Mary Frances Greene and Orletta Ryan
    1. The Schoolchildren: Growing up in the Slums by Mary Frances Greene and Orletta Ryan
    The Nation, March 21, 1966, pp. 335-336
  65. Is Main Street Still There?
    The Saturday Review, January 17, 1970, pp. 20-25
  66. Ivan Illich
    The Christian as Rebel
    The Saturday Review, July 19, 1969, pp. 14-19
  67. Joint Action in Ivied Halls
    The Saturday Review, October 21, 1961, pp. 54-55
  68. [+]
    Jurisprudence (Review)
    Justice: The Crisis of Law, Order, and Freedom in America, by Richard Harris
    1. Justice: The Crisis of Law, Order, and Freedom in America by Richard Harris
    The Saturday Review, March 21, 1970, p. 33
  69. Language Barrier
    Bilingual education may be a disaster in California, but a ballot initiative to reform ...
    The New Republic, March 9, 1998, pp. 14-15
  70. Life on a Dying Late
    The Saturday Review, September 20, 1969, pp. 19-21
  71. Life on the Mississippi, 1970
    The Saturday Review, December 12, 1970, pp. 19-23
  72. Books & the Arts
    [+]
    The Long Arc of the Years (3 Reviews)
    Summer of '49, by David Halberstam
    1. Summer of '49 by David Halberstam
    2. The Progress of the Seasons by George V. Higgins
    3. After the Miracle by Maury Allen
    The Nation, August 21, 1989, pp. 210-212
  73. Loophole.com
    The Nation, May 15, 2000, p. 6
  74. Mind Control (1978)
    4 Reviews, 2 Readable
  75. The Myth of the Hyperactive Child (1975)
    And Other Means of Child Control
    4 Reviews, 3 Readable
  76. The Near-Myth of Our Failing Schools
    The Atlantic Monthly, October 1997, pp. 72-81
  77. New Beat in the Heart of Dixie
    The Saturday Review, March 20, 1971, pp. 42-45
  78. The New Black Myths
    The Harpers Monthly, May 1969, pp. 37-42
  79. Books
    [+]
    The New Pedagogy (Review)
    The Necessary Revolution in American Education, by Francis Keppel
    1. The Necessary Revolution in American Education by Francis Keppel
    The Reporter, September 22, 1966, pp. 58-59
  80. The New School Wars
    Who Outcome-Based Education Blew Up
    The American Prospect, Winter 1995, pp. 53-62
  81. Newton: Pipeline from Harvard
    The Saturday Review, January 16, 1965, pp. 49-50
  82. [+]
    'No Such Territory Left' (5 Reviews)
    Awake in a Nightmare, by Ethan Feinsod
    1. Awake in a Nightmare by Ethan Feinsod
    2. In My Father's House by Min S. Yee and Thomas N. Layton
    3. Our Father Who Art in Hell by James Reston, Jr.
    4. Journey to Nowhere by Shiva Naipaul
    5. The Children of Jonestown by Kenneth Wooden
    The Nation, May 2, 1981, pp. 539-542
  83. Politics
    A Nongovernor Who Would Be Nonpresident.
    Jerry Brown continues to feed off political scraps left by others.
    Inquiry, January 7, 1980, pp. 10-11
  84. Notebook
    Golden State Fever
    The Harpers Monthly, September 2009, pp. 9-12
  85. Notre Dame
    Our First Great Catholic University?
    The Harpers Monthly, May 1967, pp. 41-48
  86. Out of Place in America (1970)
    Essays for the End of an Age
    2 Reviews, 1 Readable
  87. Out of Place in America
    The Saturday Review, May 9, 1970, pp. 12-13
  88. Paradise Lost (1998)
    California's Experience, America's Future
    4 Reviews, 4 Readable
  89. Politics and Pesticides
    The California Fruit Fly Wars
    The Nation, October 10, 1981, pp. 339-340
  90. Politics: California, Here We Come
    The Atlantic Monthly, March 1998, pp. 20-31
  91. Feature
    The Populist Road to Hell
    Term Limits in California
    The American Prospect, Winter 1996, pp. 24-30
  92. The Real Issue in California
    The Attack on the Courts
    The Nation, October 30, 1982, p. 417
  93. Regressive Recovery
    California's Curious Comeback
    The American Prospect, July 1997, pp. 60-65
  94. Report
    California's Elected Anarchy
    The Harpers Monthly, November 1994, pp. 50-59
  95. Reports & Comment
    McGovern in South Dakota
    The Atlantic Monthly, October 1971, pp. 6-23
  96. [+]
    Repression as reform (Review)
    Conscience and Convenience, by David J. Rothman
    1. Conscience and Convenience by David J. Rothman
    Inquiry, June 9, 1980, pp. 25-27
  97. [+]
    Literary Crypt (Review)
    The Papers and the Papers, by Sanford J. Ungar
    1. The Papers and the Papers by Sanford J. Ungar
    The Saturday Review, May 27, 1972, p. 70
  98. Rich's Stealth Campaign
    The Nation, November 6, 2006, p. 5
  99. Education in America
    The Right to Know
    The Saturday Review, December 18, 1971, p. 53
  100. The Road to Yakima
    The Saturday Review, August 26, 1972, pp. 5-11
  101. Rubber Tomatoes
    The Harpers Monthly, June 1978, pp. 24-30
  102. Savage Inequalities
    Jonathan Kozol is right that school funding is unfair. But equalizing the disparities w...
    The New Republic, December 16, 1991, pp. 18-19
  103. Books in Review
    [+]
    Schooldays (2 Reviews)
    36 Children~~Thirty-Six Children, by Herbert Kohl
    1. 36 Children~~Thirty-Six Children by Herbert Kohl
    2. Death at an Early Age by Jonathan Kozol
    Commentary, January 1968, pp. 71-73
  104. Searching for Certitudes
    Commonweal, October 4, 1963, pp. 36-39
  105. The silver anniversary of Proposition 13
    California was changed forever when Proposition 13 passed a quarter of a century ago th...
    California Journal, June 2003, pp. 13-20
  106. So You Want to Be Color-Blind
    Alternative Principles for Affirmative Action
    The American Prospect, Summer 1995, pp. 38-43
  107. Son of 187
    A new wave of anti-affirmative action propositions could alter the electoral map in 199...
    The New Republic, January 30, 1995, pp. 16-18
  108. Special recall coverage
    Which Way Arnold?
    California Journal, November 2003, pp. 22-25
  109. Stirrings on the Campus
    The New Republic, April 17, 1961, pp. 9-11
  110. [+]
    Straddling the Fault (Review)
    West of the West, by Leonard Michaels, David Reid, and Raquel Scherr
    1. West of the West by Leonard Michaels, David Reid, and Raquel Scherr
    The Nation, November 27, 1989, pp. 638-639
  111. [+]
    Sunshine fantasies (Review)
    California, Inc., by Joel Kotkin and Paul Grabowicz
    1. California, Inc. by Joel Kotkin and Paul Grabowicz
    The Nation, April 3, 1982, pp. 404-405
  112. Take the Iniative, Please
    Referendum Madness in California
    The American Prospect, September 1996, pp. 61-65
  113. Tennessee Lonesome End
    The Harpers Monthly, March 1970, pp. 59-67
  114. Test of Loyalty (1974)
    Daniel Ellsberg and the Rituals of Secret Government
    3 Reviews, 2 Readable
  115. Testing, Testing
    Think national education standards are controversial now? Just wait until the public ge...
    The New Republic, October 27, 1997, pp. 14-16
  116. [+]
    This Sport-ing Life (3 Reviews)
    The Sweet Spot in Time, by John Jerome
    1. The Sweet Spot in Time by John Jerome
    2. Sportsmen and Gamesmen by John Dizikes
    3. An Outside Chance by Thomas McGuane
    The Nation, January 31, 1981, pp. 119-121
  117. The True-Blue Schoolhouse
    Commonweal, May 25, 1962, pp. 226-227
  118. University of Miami
    The Climate of Learning
    The Saturday Review, March 15, 1969, pp. 57-59
  119. [+]
    Urban Nostalgia (Review)
    The Economy of Cities, by Jane Jacobs
    1. The Economy of Cities by Jane Jacobs
    Commentary, August 1969, pp. 70-74
  120. Village School Downtown (1967)
    Politics and Education: A Boston Report
    3 Reviews, 1 Readable
  121. Voices in the Classroom (1965)
    Public Schools and Public Attitudes
    3 Reviews, 1 Readable
  122. Voices in the Classroom
    The Neighborhood School?
    The Saturday Review, December 17, 1966, p. 84
  123. Voices in the Classroom
    The Fertile Academic Soil
    The Saturday Review, November 19, 1966, p. 97
  124. Voices in the Classroom
    Is There a New Establishment?
    The Saturday Review, October 15, 1966, p. 87
  125. Voices in the Classroom
    Competition for the Public Schools
    The Saturday Review, April 15, 1967, p. 75
  126. Voices in the Classroom
    Facing the Music
    The Saturday Review, August 19, 1967, p. 61
  127. Voices in the Classroom
    The Tutor Style
    The Saturday Review, February 18, 1967, pp. 92-93
  128. Voices in the Classroom
    The Emasculated Voice of the Textbook
    The Saturday Review, January 21, 1967, p. 74
  129. Voices in the Classroom
    Summer Shorts
    The Saturday Review, July 15, 1967, p. 66
  130. Voices in the Classroom
    Autopsy for a Great Society
    The Saturday Review, June 17, 1967, p. 63
  131. Voices in the Classroom
    Who Controls Education?
    The Saturday Review, March 18, 1967, p. 60
  132. Voices in the Classroom
    September Song
    The Saturday Review, September 16, 1967, p. 87
  133. What's Good Enough?
    The Nation, May 3, 2004, pp. 41-44
  134. What's Happened to the Brain Business?
    The Saturday Review, August 7, 1971, pp. 12-15
  135. When Preferences Disappear
    The American Prospect, January 1997, pp. 38-41
  136. Who Owns the Environment?
    The Saturday Review, July 4, 1970, pp. 6-9
  137. Why Johnny Can't...(I)
    What the Test Scores Really Mean
    The Nation, October 4, 1986, p. 297
  138. Why Johnny Can't...(II)
    Who Wants Good Teachers?
    The Nation, October 11, 1986, pp. 342-360
  139. Articles
    Why Our Schools Have Failed
    Commentary, March 1968, pp. 31-40
  140. You Don't Have to Leave School to Drop Out
    Growing Up on Mechanic Street
    The Saturday Review, March 21, 1970, pp. 59-61
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