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Michael Cohen

Assistant Professor

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

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Michael Ian Cohen is the co-author, with Gary L. Anderson (New York University) of The New Democratic Professional in Education: Confronting Markets, Metrics, and Managerialism, which was published by Teachers College Press in 2018. Prior to joining UNC's faculty in 2015, Michael served as a teacher and administrator in public school districts in New Jersey and Colorado.


Education reform

Market-based reforms and privatization

Educator professionalism

High-stakes accountability