Mike Rose

Mike Rose, who died in August 2021, was a research professor at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA. He was the author of 12 books, including Lives on the Boundary (1989) and The Mind at Work: Valuing the Intelligence of the American Worker (2004).

Searching for Tommy and Rosie

What my mother’s diaries told me about her life and my own

by Mike Rose | Thursday, March 03, 2022

Blue-Collar Brilliance

Questioning assumptions about intelligence, work, and social class

by Mike Rose | Monday, June 01, 2009

School Reform Fails the Test

How can our schools get better when we’ve made our teachers the problem and not the solution?

by Mike Rose | Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Scrutinize Everything

by Mike Rose | Monday, June 13, 2016

When the Light Goes On

How a great teacher can bring a receptive mind to life

by Mike Rose | Monday, March 01, 2010

Making Sparks Fly

How occupational education can lead to a love of learning for its own sake

by Mike Rose | Friday, June 03, 2011