“One Cheer for Schools on Inequality,” EdWeek’s “On California” blog, March 20, 2015.
“What We Know vs. What We Teach about American Politics and Public Policy,” Journal of Political Science Education, forthcoming in 2015.
David Menefee-Libey, Charles Herman, Chad Powell, and Jeffrey Zalesin, “The Real World of Interdependence of Governments and Corporations: What We Know vs. What We Teach,” University of Utah Law Review, Vol. 2014, no. 4 (2014), symposium volume “Governing the United States in 2020,” 927-949.
“Neoliberal School Reform in Chicago? Renaissance 2010, Portfolios of Schools, and Diverse Providers,” in Katrina E. Bulkley, Jeffrey R. Henig, and Henry M. Levin, eds., Between Public and Private: Politics, Governance, and the New Portfolio Models for Urban School Reform (Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press, 2010).
Paul Hill, Christine Campbell, David Menefee-Libey, Brianna Dusseault, Michael DeArmond, and Betheny Gross,Portfolio School Districts for Big Cities: An Interim Report (Seattle, WA: Center for Reinventing Public Education, 2009).
Charles Kerchner, David Menefee-Libey, Laura Mulfinger and Stephanie Clayton, Learning from LA: Institutional Change in American Public Education (Harvard Education Press, 2008).
David Menefee-Libey, Charles T. Kerchner and Laura Mulfinger, “The Persistence of Ideas in Los Angeles Public School Reform,” in William L. Boyd, Charles T. Kerchner and Mark Blyth, eds., The Transformation of Great American School Districts: How Big Cities are Reshaping the Institution of Public Education (Harvard Education Press, 2008).
David Menefee-Libey, "Big Deal: The 2006 Midterm Elections, the Progressive Project, and the Reagan-Bush Revolution," The Forum: A Journal of Applied Research in Contemporary Politics, vol. 4, Issue 3 (December 2006).
David Menefee-Libey, "Systemic reform in a federated system: Los Angeles at the turn of the millennium,"Education Policy Analysis Archives, 12(60), October 2004).
Awards & Honors
Awards & Honors
- Pomona College, Wig Distinguished Professor Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, 2012 and 2018
“2010 Outstanding Publication Award,” the American Educational Research Association’s “Districts in Research and Reform” section, for Charles T. Kerchner, David Menefee-Libey, Laura Mulfinger and Stephanie Clayton, Learning from LA: Institutional Change in American Public Education (Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press, 2008).
- John Randolph and Dora Haynes Foundation, Faculty Fellowship, "Conditions of K-12 Education in the Los Angeles Region: An Annual Report to Inform Public Debate on School Quality and Reform," 2002
- Visiting Fulbright Professor, University of Limerick, Ireland, 1999-2000
- Brookings Institution, Hartley Fellowship in Governmental Studies, 1986-1987