Mike Antonucci is director of the Education Intelligence Agency.
Mike has covered the education beat since 1993. Education Week called him “the nation’s leading observer — and critic — of the two national teachers’ unions and their affiliates.” Mike’s writings have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, New York Daily News, Education Next, and many other periodicals, and his work has been favorably cited in the Washington Post, Boston Globe, Philadelphia Inquirer, New York Post, and a host of other prominent daily newspapers. He has performed hundreds of radio interviews and appeared on Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor.
Mike was previously a military historian. His article on the diplomacy of the Byzantine Empire is included in Annual Editions: Western Civilization, Volume 1 by William Hughes, published by Dushkin/McGraw Hill. His article on codebreaking in the Civil War was published as a cover story by Civil War Times Illustrated and in Spies and Secret Missions: A History of American Espionage. He has had feature articles published in Military History, The Foreign Service Journal, History Today, Command, Wild West and many others.
He collaborated with U.S. Rep. Richard Pombo & Joseph Farah on the critically acclaimed book This Land Is Our Land: How to Win the War Against Private Property and conducted research for Dr. Daniel Pipes for his book The Hidden Hand: Middle East Fears of Conspiracy, both published by St. Martin’s Press in 1996.
He received the Carol Applegate Education Award in 2004 from the National Right to Work Committee.
Mike has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communications from the School of Visual Arts in New York City and a Master of Arts in International Affairs from California State University at Sacramento. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Mike logged more than 2,200 flying hours as an instructor navigator of C-130 transport aircraft and T-43 training aircraft.