Feuer Consideration

Evidence for Opportunity

In my editorial Evidence for Opportunity, published in Science Magazine, I look at the role educational research can play in addressing inequality and opportunity in American society.

--Dr. Michael Feuer, Dean of the Graduate School of Education and Human Development, The George Washington University

4/27/2018

Thoughts on the 50th Anniversary of the Kerner Commission Report

On February 27, 2018, I had the opportunity to provide welcome remarks at an event on campus entitled "One Nation Indivisible? America 50 Years After the Kerner Commission." This forum, which GSEHD hosted in partnership with the Learning Policy Institute, the Eisenhower Foundation, and the Economic Policy Institute, coincided with the release of a 50 year update to the original 1968 Kerner Commission report.

A Note of Thanks from a Washingtonian

My response to Montana Governor Steve Bullock's Washington Post opinion piece entitled "President Trump, come see what makes America great" can be found in the Helena Independent Record: A note of thanks from a Washingtonian.

--Dr. Michael Feuer, Dean of the Graduate School of Education and Human Development, The George Washington University

12/18/2017

Welcome Message from the Dean

As I approached 2134 G Street earlier this week, our neighbor, Principal Trogisch, was greeting students on the first day of classes at School Without Walls. He was wearing a sporty blazer and tie, reached out to shake hands and have a word or two with each kid, and conveyed a wonderful optimism about the new school year. Tomorrow, GSEHD students will return, and though I would prefer to greet all 1600 of you along with our great faculty and staff, I’m afraid there just won’t be enough time. Please accept my apologies for this digital hello.

Private Charity, Government Spending, and Education Accountability: Myths and Realities

Foundations have been long criticized for having a lack of public accountability in their charitable giving, while the government has been expected to be transparent with taxpayers about the results of federal education spending. But are these assumptions still valid? And how easy is it to secure data about education initiatives? In this blog post I step into the murky waters of education funding and accountability in both the private and public sectors.

My Visit to the Institute for Educational Leadership

by Dr. Michael Feuer, Dean of the Graduate School of Education and Human Development, The George Washington University
 
The Rising Price of Objectivity, a guest blog post based on a talk I gave at the Institute for Educational Leadership, can be found on their Huffington Post page.

6/16/2017

E Pluribus Unum

by Dr. Michael Feuer, Dean of the Graduate School of Education and Human Development, The George Washington University
 
This summer I had the opportunity to participate in the "International Education Week - 2017" symposium, hosted by ADA University in Baku, Azerbaijan. This is the transcript of my keynote talk.

Good morning friends, from the Ministry, the ADA University, my compatriots from the US embassy, and my colleagues from the US and specifically GW.

Look Through Your Windshields - 2017 GSEHD Commencement Address

by Dr. Michael Feuer, Dean of the Graduate School of Education and Human Development, The George Washington University
 
As Dean, I have the great privilege of addressing each year's graduating class. I am sharing with you the transcript (a bit abridged) of my commencement speech to GSEHD's class of 2017.

Good morning to the wonderful class of 2017! Is anyone in the mood to graduate this weekend?

150 Years of Working for Educational Justice: The U.S. Experience

by Dr. Michael Feuer, Dean of the Graduate School of Education and Human Development, The George Washington University

From April 5-9, 2017, GSEHD hosted 95 international Fulbright graduate students at GW for a Fulbright Enrichment Seminar entitled "Overcoming Barriers to Quality Education in the 21st Century." This is a slightly edited version of the keynote address which I presented to them on the first day of the seminar.

Betsy DeVos Had a Rough Start. But 6 Steps Can Make Her Tenure Bearable

My response to the confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education can be found in The Hill: Betsy DeVos had a rough start. But 6 steps can make her tenure bearable.

--Dr. Michael Feuer, Dean of the Graduate School of Education and Human Development, The George Washington University

2/13/2017

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