David Sadker  

David M. Sadker, Ed.D.

  • Courage & Renewal facilitator
  • Author and lecturer on eliminating gender bias in schools
  • Programs offered inclbude keynotes as well as one, two and three day training workshops and retreat series

6988 North Chula Vista Reserve Place
Tucson, AZ 85704
[email protected]


New and revised:

Teachers, Schools and Society
10th edition

cover Still Failing at Fairness:
How Gender Bias Cheats Girls and Boys in School and What We Can Do About It

Teachers, Schools, and Society: A Brief Introduction to Education
4th edition


David Sadker is a Courage & Renewal facilitator who teaches and writes in Tucson, Arizona. Working with healers, educators, social workers, lawyers, political and business leaders, as well as spiritual communities, David employs poetry, storytelling, music, art, reflection and mindfulness to create a circle of trust, a place where individuals can explore their inner landscape. As a Courage and Renewal® Facilitator prepared by the Center for Courage and Renewal, David builds on the work of Parker Palmer, enabling individuals to bring their role and soul into greater harmony, and to reignite their life’s purpose. For more information, contact David Sadker at [email protected].

With his late wife Myra, Dr. Sadker gained a national reputation for research and publications promoting equity in education. He has directed more than a dozen federal education grants, authored seven books and more than seventy-five articles. His work has been reported in hundreds of newspapers and magazines including The Washington Post, The New York Times, The London Times and Newsweek, and he has appeared on numerous television and radio shows, including The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Oprah Winfrey Show, National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, The Diane Rehm Show, Talk of the Nation, and twice on Dateline: NBC with Jane Pauley. Dr. Sadker has degrees from CCNY, Harvard University, and the University of Massachusetts, and is professor emeritus at The American University (Washington, DC).

The Sadkers’ book, Failing at Fairness: How Our Schools Cheat Girls (1995), was revised with Karen Zittleman Still Failing at Fairness (2009). He is also the co-author of a best-selling teacher education textbook Teachers, Schools and Society (McGraw Hill, 2013), now in its 10th edition, and A Brief Introduction to Teachers, Schools and Society (McGraw Hill, 4th edition in 2015).

The Sadkers were honored with national awards from The American Educational Research Association, The American Association of University Women, and The American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education. In 2012, they were selected as one of “Nine Most Influential Actors in Title IX History” by The American Civil Liberties Union. David Sadker has been awarded two honorary doctorates, and was selected as a torchbearer in the 2002 Olympics.

David Sadker bearing the 2002 Olympic torch  



Courage & Renewal Retreats:
Description of the Courage & Renewal program and available services.

Equity Workshops:
Inservice training program empowers participants to become more equitable and effective teachers.

About Title IX:
Federal law prohibits sex discrimination against students and employees of educational institutions.


Selected Publications:

Test Anxiety: Are Students Failing Tests, or Are Tests Failing Students?

Single-sex Schools: A Good Idea Gone Wrong?

Teacher Education Textbooks:
The Unfinished Gender Revolution

An Educator's Primer to the Gender War

Myra and Me

The War Against Boys

Gender Games

Gallaudet Commencement Speech

Gender Equity: Still Knocking at the Classroom Door

Selected Videos:

Gender Equity in the Classroom

Tech-Savvy Girls


David Sadker's Curriculum Vita

The Myra Sadker Foundation