Michael Kirst’s Impact on Public Education in California Examined in New Biography

Michael Kirst has made a mark on public education for more than six decades. He is best known by Californians as president of the State Board of Education for all four of Jerry Brown’s terms as governor and the architect of the Local Control Funding Formula. The biography, “Michael Kirst: an Uncommon Academic,” chronicles Kirst’s life, his work, and the evolution of his thinking about the role of the federal and state governments in education.

This summary originated from a story produced by John Fensterwald for EdSource.