EdSource Online Book Review about the Mike Kirst Biography Project screenshot of the web page article

EdSource Book Review by John Fensterwald

I had the pleasure of speaking on a video call with John Fensterwald, EdSource writer, about the book project. His questions were spot on and gave me a chance to explain why I started with this multi-media project and moved into print. I am so very grateful for the support of EdSource. I hope you’ll…

EdSource article announcing the Mike Kirst Biography Book Project launch.

EdSource Announces the Launch of the Book

New biography of Mike Kirst explores an accomplished career spanning six decades Article by John Fensterwald, Oct. 10, 2022 In a biography out now in paperback, “Michael Kirst: An Uncommon Academic,” Richard Jung tracks the life and career of an unusual academic who made a big imprint on K-12 public policy in and out of government…


Michael Kirst: An Uncommon Academic by Richard Jung PRESS RELEASE

Immediate Release         Contact: Amanda Kirst, Social Media Manager, 517-402-1344,   Dr. Richard K. Jung expands and changes the way to look at a biography in Michael Kirst: An Uncommon Academic Dr. Michael W. Kirst is a Professor Emeritus of Education and Business Administration at Stanford University and former President of the California State…


Book Review by Daniel McMahon

MICHAEL KIRST: An Uncommon Biography by Richard K. Jung ABOUT THE BOOK Book Review By: Daniel McMahon* Dr. Richard K. Jung has provided 2 significant services in his fine biography of Mike Kirst, professor and policy maker, reformer and sage, optimist and realist. To know Kirst is to get a tour through educational policy at the…