Moynihan Redux

Sadly, still more single-parent families

Sadly, still more single-parent families. A review of Mitch Pearlstein’s “Shortchanging Student Achievement: The Educational, Economic, and Social Costs of Family Fragmentation”

Hyper Hype

Will digital learning be killed by kindness?

Will digital learning be killed by kindness?

More Facts, Fewer Hopes

Evidence fails to sway in testing policies

Evidence fails to sway in testing policies

Great Teachers in the Classroom?

It depends on raising the competence of a workforce of millions

It depends on raising the competence of a workforce of millions

Green Dot Takeover

The Locke school story leaves questions unanswered

The Locke school story leaves questions unanswered

Seeing the Forest Instead of the Trees

Nuance needed when studying teachers unions

Nuance needed when studying teachers unions

Cautionary Tale

Authors recount NCLB’s tortured history

Review of Schoolhouse of Cards by Eugene Hickok and Collision Course by Paul Manna

Mismatch

Culture clash a recurring theme in Rhee story

Review of The Bee Eater by Richard Whitmire

Diagnosing Education Reform

A solid dose of history is the first step toward a cure

Review of The Same Thing Over and Over by Frederick M. Hess

Whatever Happened to Integration?

Reviving the ideal of the common school

Review of Five Miles Away, A World Apart by James E. Ryan

Tools for Teachers

Effective teaching is a matter of skill

Review of Doug Lemov’s Teach Like a Champion

The Education Reform Book Is Dead

Long live education reform

Long live education reform

How Schools Spend Their Money

Just ignorantly or with purposeful indifference?

Review of Marguerite Roza’s Educational Economics

E Pluribus Plures

The myth of the melting pot

Review of Jeffrey E. Mirel’s Patriotic Pluralism

Lessons from a Reformer

The case of Austin superintendent Pat Forgione

Review of Larry Cuban’s As Good As It Gets

Look in the Mirror

We have the schools we wanted, and now we can’t change them

Review of William A. Fischel’s Making the Grade

Equal Knowledge

Common curriculum would benefit the poor—and democracy

Review of E. D. Hirsch Jr.’s The Making of Americans

Total Student Load

Maybe worth a longer look, but hardly a revolution

Review of William Ouchi’s The Secret of TSL

Book Alert: The Death and Life of the Great American School System

Diane Ravitch’s important new book, The Death and Life of the Great American School System, will surely stir controversy, exactly as she intends. Simply stated, she believes it should recapture the strengths of the traditional public school system, incorporate a vigorous common curriculum and renounce many of the theories, practices, policies and programs that have constituted America’s major education-reform emphases in recent years.

Book Alert: Emerging Evidence on Vouchers and Faith-Based Providers in Education

In recent decades, public-private partnerships (PPPs) and private providers have emerged as major forces in education in the less-developed and developing worlds, often supplying the lion’s share of education services where scarce resources have crippled state-run schooling. A new book from the World Bank, edited by Felipe Barrera-Osorio, Harry Anthony Patrinos, and Quentin Wodon, puts this growing phenomenon under the microscope.

By Guest Blogger Olivia Meeks    Alerts, Blog, Editorial  

Dedicated, Decorated, and Disappointing

Rafe Esquith’s latest is a manual for parents, not policymakers

Review of Rafe Esquith’s Lighting Their Fires

By Liam Julian    Reviews, Teachers and Teaching  

Tale of Two Cities

Why do minorities do so well in Raleigh and so poorly in Syracuse?

Review of Gerald Grant’s Hope and Despair in the ?American City

Winter 2010 Book Alert

Intelligence and How to Get It; Liberating Learning; Unlearned Lessons; Leading for Equity

Intelligence and How to Get It; Liberating Learning; Unlearned Lessons; Leading for Equity

By Education Next    Alerts, Books  

Examining a Massacre

From Columbine, lessons are hard to distill

Columbine by Dave Cullen
As reviewed by Nathan Glazer

Try, Try Again

Forced busing didn't work the first time

Forced busing didn’t work the first time

By JOHN F. WITTE & JOHN E. COONS    Books, Reviews  
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