Michael Q. McShane is a research fellow in education policy studies at AEI. He is the coeditor, with Frederick Hess, of "Common Core Meets Education Reform" (Teachers College Press, 2013). He is also the coauthor of "President Obama and Education Reform: The Personal and the Political" (Palgrave MacMillan, 2012). His analyses have been published widely in technical journals and reports including Education Finance and Policy. He has contributed to more popular publications such as Education Next, The Huffington Post, National Review, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He began his career as an inner-city high school teacher in Montgomery, Alabama.
An analysis of media coverage of the Common Core State Standards Initiative shows the effort largely flew under the radar until recently, despite the large number of students affected. As media coverage has increased and the public has become more educated about the Common Core, the controversy surrounding it has intensified.
AEI fellow Michael Q. McShane takes a hard look into NYC mayor Bill de Blasio's “moratorium” on co-locating charter schools in New York City Public Schools, calling them "screwy building-use policies."