Natalie Wexler


Natalie Wexler is the author of The Knowledge Gap: The Hidden Cause of America’s Broken Education System–And How to Fix It, to be published by Avery, an imprint of Penguin/Random House, in August 2019. The book focuses on the lack of content in the elementary curriculum and its connection to what is commonly known as the achievement gap–the gap in test scores between affluent and low-income students. Natalie is also the co-author, with Judith C. Hochman, of The Writing Revolution: A Guide to Advancing Thinking Through Writing in All Subjects and Grades (Jossey-Bass 2017), and a senior contributor to the education channel at

Natalie has written op-eds on education for The New York Times and The Washington Post and a widely read article on The about why reading scores haven’t improved in twenty years. She serves as board chair of The Writing Revolution, an organization that brings proven writing-instruction strategies to schools, especially those serving low-income populations.

Natalie is also the author of three novels and has worked as a lawyer and a legal historian. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband, Jim Feldman. They have two grown children.