Peter Sacks is an author, journalist, and social critic.. His essays on education and American culture have appeared in the Nation, the Chronicle of Higher Education, the Boston Review, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, Change magazine, Education Week, and many other publications. A former economist and staff writer at metro dailies on both coasts, he covered business and economics and completed several awarding-winning journalism projects and received a Pulitzer Prize nomination. His recent book, Tearing Down the Gates: Confronting the Class Divide in American Education, won the 2009 Frederic W. Ness Book of the Year Award from Association of American Colleges and Universities. He also is the author of Standardized Minds: The High Price of America’s Testing Culture and What We Can Do to Change It (Perseus Publishing, 2000).
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