Wilson Center Projects
"The Politics of Proficiency: The Political Limits of Education Reform as a Strategy of Economic Competitiveness"
Douglas Reed is an Associate Professor of Government at Georgetown University, specializing in the politics of education, federalism and American political development, He is director of the newly-created Program in Education, Inquiry and Justice at Georgetown and is the author of the forthcoming book Building the Federal Schoolhouse: Localism and the American Education State (2014). He has written extensively on race and education and the role of local control. He earned his Phd at Yale University and was a Spencer Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellow, an Advanced Studies Fellow at Brown University as well as a Guest Scholar at the Brookings Institution and a Carnegie Corporation Scholar.
- On Equal Terms: The Constitutional Politics of Educational Opportunity (Princeton Univ. Press, 2001)
- “Is There an Expectations Gap? Educational Federalism and the Demographic Distribution of Proficiency Cut Scores,” American Educational Research Journal, vol. 46, no. 3, pp718-742 (Sep. 2009)
- Building the Federal Schoolhouse: Localism and the American Education State (forthcoming, Oxford Univ. Press, 2014)