Sherman Dorn has devoted his adult life to questioning our central assumptions about education. Do we think clearly about education, or are we confused? Whether the topic is today’s school accountability policy or the history of dropping out, Professor Dorn brings a unique perspective to examining the history and politics of education. His work points out how inconsistent we are in education policy, demanding that we face those inconsistencies and talk more openly and clearly about what we expect from schools and how schools can change.
In addition to writing books on dropping out and accountability, Sherman Dorn is the coeditor of books on school communities and Florida education policy, the author of several articles and book chapters on the history of special education, and several pieces on academic freedom in higher education.
Sherman Dorn lives in Tempe, Arizona, with his wife and some pets who order us around.