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Robert Maranto


Robert Maranto (B.S. Maryland, 1980; Ph.D. Minnesota, 1989; is the 21st Century Chair in Leadership at the Department of Education Reform at the University of Arkansas, and previously taught at Villanova and served in government in the Clinton years. He researches education reform and has served on his local school board and on a charter board.He edits the Journal of School Choice. With others Bob has produced 15 scholarly books which have sold dozens of copies and are so boring his own mother refused to read them, including Educating Believers: Religion and School Choice (Routledge, 2020),

Homeschooling in the 21st Century (Routledge, 2018), President Obama and Education Reform (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2012), and The Politically Correct University (AEI, 2009). With Wilfred Reilly and Patrick Wolf, he is now writing as a summer book project The Irony of Black Lives Matter, and How to Make Policing Better. With Craig Frisby he co-edited the forthcoming NAS report Social Justice Versus Social Science: White Fragility, Implicit Bias, and Diversity Training, which was serialized in 2020-21 in Minding the Campus. He has had success publishing several bad poems about academia, most notably Department Chair (Department Chair*), and To His Coy Coauthor (

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