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  • The Death and Life of the Great American School Systemby Diane Ravitch

    Basic Books 2011; US$ 16.99

    Award-winning author, public intellectual, and former Assistant Secretary of Education Diane Ravitch critiques a lifetime?s worth of school reforms and reveals the simple—yet difficult—truth about how we can create actual change in public schools more...

  • Making Reform Workby Robert Zemsky

    Rutgers University Press 2009; US$ 25.95

    Making Reform Work is a practical narrative of ideas that begins by describing who is saying what about American higher educationùwho's angry, who's disappointed, and why. Robert Zemsky argues that improving higher education will require enlisting faculty leadership, on the one hand, and, on the other, a strategy for changing the higher... more...

  • Remaking the American Universityby Robert Zemsky; Gregory Wegner; William F. Massy

    Rutgers University Press 2005; US$ 24.95

    At one time, universities educated new generations and were a source of social change. Today colleges and universities are less places of public purpose, than agencies of personal advantage. Remaking the American University provides a penetrating analysis of the ways market forces have shaped and distorted the behaviors, purposes, and ultimately... more...

  • Standing and Deliveringby Henry Gradillas; Jerry Jesness; Jaime Escalante

    R&L Education 2010; US$ 18.99

    In this book, Dr. Gradillas shares both his upbeat philosophy of education and the practical school management techniques that helped translate that philosophy into success for thousands of students over three decades. The book focuses on three areas that are key to the operation of an effective school: School climate, instruction, and curriculum.... more...

  • Schoolhouse Shamsby Peter Downs

    R&L Education 2012; US$ 27.99

    Written by a parent and school board member, who first embraced many of the ideas of the modern school reform movement, Schoolhouse Shams lays bare much of the mythology and misinformation that underpin many of the failed school reform policies of the last decade. more...

  • Fighting, Loving, Teachingby Emily A. Daniels

    Springer 2013; US$ 69.95

    Despite challenges and continuing inequalities surrounding urban education, there are instances which provide a counter narrative to the dominant discourses of failure. Urban educators who engage conscious caring and "armed love" in their practice are an example of this. This qualitative instrumental case study examines the practices of two... more...

  • Performance and Accountability in Today's Classroomby Kimberly T. Strike

    R&L Education 2010; US$ 25.99

    This is a consumable workbook for new teachers or veteran teachers who may need instructional coaching. The first chapter includes an assessment instrument directly aligned to National Teacher Standards and requires the teacher to set goals, be attuned to accountability, and self-report on a quarterly basis. more...

  • The Dismantling of Public Education and How to Stop Itby Elaine B. Johnson

    R&L Education 2003; US$ 34.99

    Here, Elaine Johnson examines of the state of education in the twenty-first century using science, rather than business as a more reliable and positive guide for education. The application of scientific principles of interrelatedness, self-organization, and differentiation to leadership and teaching, transforms schools into places that improve school... more...

  • The K-12 Implosionby Glenn Harlan Reynolds

    Encounter Books 2013; US$ 5.99

    Economist Herb Stein famously said that something that can't go on forever, won't. For decades now, America has been putting ever-growing amounts of money into its K-12 education system, while getting steadily poorer results. Now parents are losing faith in public schools, new alternatives are appearing, and change is on the way. The K-12 Implosion... more...