Morgan Polikoff

Guest Blogger

Assistant Professor, Rossier School of Education

Los Angeles, California

Morgan Polikoff is an assistant professor of education at University of Southern California Rossier School of Education. His areas of expertise include K-12 education policy; Common Core standards; assessment policy; alignment among instruction, standards and assessments; and the measurement of classroom instruction.

Polikoff received his doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education in 2010 with a focus on education policy and his bachelor’s in mathematics and secondary education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2006.

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Posted June 24, 2015

Grading the Common Core: A Series of Testing Tradeoffs

Life is a series of tradeoffs. Perhaps nowhere in education is that clearer than in assessment policy. What brings this…

By Morgan Polikoff

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Posted June 12, 2015

Let’s Talk About Marc Tucker’s Argument to Reconsider Annual Testing

There’s been a bit of a kerfuffle recently in the edu-Twittersphere, since Marc Tucker suggested that civil rights leaders ought to…

By Morgan Polikoff

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Posted Dec. 10, 2019

Democrats Are Finally Talking Public Education, But You Probably Won’t Be Invited to the Table

I couldn’t believe it. Finally, education was going to take center stage at the 2020 Public Education Forum. All the major Democratic candidates (and some…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted Dec. 11, 2019

Black Kids Don’t Need to Sit Next to White Kids to Learn

Over the last decade, and indeed for longer than that, those fighting for justice, many of them White, have largely looked to integration as the…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted Dec. 12, 2019

Black Families Haven’t Been Hoodwinked, We Come From a Legacy of School Choice

The Democratic party once embraced charter schools as a tool for equity and opportunity. Now, as Andre Perry points out in his recent op-ed, “Support…

By Sharif El-Mekki

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