Joel H. Spring is Professor Emeritus in the Urban Education Program at Queens College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and he is a Member of the Board of Advisors for the Independent Institute as well as Independent's Center on Educational Excellence. He received his Ph.D. in educational policy studies from the University of Wisconsin.
He is the author of over twenty scholarly books with the most recent being Pedagogies of Globalization: The Rise of the Educational Security State, How Educational Ideologies are Shaping Global Society, and Education and the Rise of the Global Economy. Professor Spring's s most important textbooks are American Education (now in its 13th edition), American School 1642-2004 (now in its 6th edition), and Conflict of Interests: The Politics of American Education (now in its 5th edition).
Among his other books are Common Core: A Story of School Terrorism; New Paradigm for Global School Systems: Education for a Long and Happy Life; The Politics of American Education; The Sorting Machine Revisited: National Educational Policy Since 1945; A Primer of Libertarian Education; Education and the Rise of the Corporate State; Wheels in the Head: Educational Philosophies of Authority, Freedom, and Culture from Confucianism to Human Rights; and The Intersection of Cultures: Multicultural Education in the United States and the Global Economy.