Terry M. Moe

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American Academy of Arts and Sciences
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Terry M. Moe is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the William Bennett Munro Professor of political science at Stanford University.

He has written extensively on the presidency and public bureaucracy as well as political institutions more generally, publishing many scholarly articles on these topics.  His most recent books are Relic: How Our Constitution Undermines Effective Government--And Why We Need a More Powerful Presidency (with William Howell, 2016), and Presidents, Populism, and the Crisis of Democracy (with William Howell, 2020).

He has also written extensively on the politics of American education.  His most recent books are The Politics of Institutional Reform: Katrina, Education, and the Second Face of Power (2019), The Comparative Politics of Education: Teachers Unions and Education Systems Around the World (edited with Susanne Wiborg, 2017), and Special Interest: Teachers Unions and America’s Public Schools (2011). His prior work on education includes Politics, Markets, and America's Schools (1990) and Liberating Learning: Technology, Politics, and the Future of American Education (2009), both with John E. Chubb, and Schools, Vouchers, and the American Public (2001).

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Struck Out

by Terry M. Moevia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2013

Chicago schoolchildren went back to class—and the striking teachers went back to business as usual. By Terry M. Moe.

Extracurricular Revolution

by John E. Chubb, Terry M. Moevia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 26, 2012

Online learning poses no threat to the cherished college experience, which it will only change for the better. By John E. Chubb and Terry M. Moe.

Analysis and Commentary

Chicago Teachers' Strike Hurts Our Kids

by Terry M. Moevia CNN
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Analysis and Commentary

The End of Teachers Unions

by Terry M. Moevia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
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The End of Teachers Unions

by Terry M. Moevia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, July 18, 2012

In the next two decades, their political power will wane, and America will finally achieve meaningful K-12 reform.

Analysis and Commentary

Higher Education's Online Revolution

by John E. Chubb, Terry M. Moevia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, May 31, 2012

The substitution of technology (which is cheap) for labor (which is expensive) can vastly increase access to an elite-caliber education...

NJ Unions to Challenge Benefit Cuts

by Terry M. Moevia Advancing a Free Society
Friday, August 5, 2011

Dagen McDowell interviews Terry Moe on a lawsuit by New Jersey teachers’ unions.

Special Interest: Teachers Unions and America's Public Schools
Interviews

Ed Next Book Club: Terry Moe’s Special Interest

interview with Terry M. Moevia Ed Next Book Club – Education Next
Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Hoover Institution fellow Terry Moe discusses unions and his book Special Interest: Teachers Unions and America's Public Schools

Analysis and Commentary

The Internet Will Reduce Teachers Union Power

by Terry M. Moevia Wall Street Journal
Monday, July 18, 2011

Online learning means fewer teachers (and union members) per student...

The Internet Will Reduce Teachers’ Union Power

by Terry M. Moevia Advancing a Free Society
Monday, July 18, 2011

This has been a horrible year for teachers unions.

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