E. D. Hirsch, Jr.


E. D. Hirsch, Jr., is the founder and chairman of the Core Knowledge Foundation and professor emeritus of education and humanities at the University of Virginia. He is the author of several acclaimed books on education, including the New York Times bestseller Cultural Literacy, The Schools We Need, The Knowledge Deficit, The Making of Americans, and Why Knowledge Matters. A highly regarded literary critic and professor of English earlier in his career, he has persisted as a voice of reason making the case for equality of educational opportunity.


E. D. Hirsch, Jr.
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