"[Listed by Philanthropy as one of the Eight Books that Changed America]: [Chubb and Moe] have done nothing less than produce what is probably the most influential book on K-12 education of the last generation.... Some advocates have been frustrated that school choice hasn't made more political progress, but one things for sure: Without the pioneering work of Chubb and Moe, it wouldn't be where it is today. "—John J. Miller, National Review, Philanthropy, 7/1/2002
"Surely the most eagerly awaited education book of the year, and very likely destined to become the most influential."—Chester E. Finn, Jr., Vanderbilt University
"Theoretically innovative, empirically well-grounded, methodologically sophistcated, and bristling with provocative policy implications, this study is both path-breaking and definitive. What's more, it explains for the first time exactly how politics makes a difference in American education."—Paul E. Peterson, Harvard University
About the Author
John E. Chubb is a founding partner of Edison Schools and a nonresident senior fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution.
Terry M. Moe is professor of political science at Stanford University and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. He has written extensively on American education and American political institutions.