Ed Next Book Club



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The Education Next Book Club features in-depth interviews by Mike Petrilli with authors of new and classic books about education.

Age of OpportunityLaurence Steinberg
Age of Opportunity

On the RocketshipDana Goldstein
The Teacher Wars

On the RocketshipElizabeth Green
Building a Better Teacher

On the RocketshipRichard Whitmire
On the Rocketship: How Top Charter Schools Are Pushing the Envelope

Our SchoolSam Chaltain
Our School: Searching for Community in the Era of Choice

Endangering ProsperityEric Hanushek, Paul E. Peterson, and Ludger Woessmann
Endangering Prosperity: A Global View of the American School

Tilting at WindmillsRichard Colvin
Tilting at Windmills

Hope Against HopeSarah Carr
Hope Against Hope: Three Schools, One City, and the Struggle to Educate America’s Children

Radical: Fighting to Put Students FirstMichelle Rhee
Radical: Fighting to Put Students First

Creating InnovatorsTony Wagner
Creating Innovators

Teaching and its PredicamentsAndy Smarick
The Urban School Systems of the Future

Teaching and its PredicamentsDavid Cohen
Teaching and its Predicaments

Smarter Budgets, Smarter SchoolsNathan Levenson
Smarter Budgets, Smarter Schools

How Children SucceedPaul Tough
How Children Succeed

TroublemakerClayton Christensen, Michael Horn, and Curtis W. Johnson
Disrupting Class

TroublemakerDiane Ravitch
The Death and Life of the Great American School System


TroublemakerPaul Tough
Whatever It Takes


TroublemakerChecker E. Finn Jr.
Troublemaker: A Personal History of School Reform since Sputnik


Saving SchoolsPaul E. Peterson
Saving Schools: From Horace Mann to Virtual Learning


Tough LiberalPeg Tyre
The Good School


Tough LiberalFrederick M. Hess
The Same Thing Over and Over: How School Reformers Get Stuck in Yesterday’s Ideas


Tough LiberalRichard Kahlenberg
Tough Liberal: Albert Shanker and the Battles Over Schools, Unions, Race, and Democracy


School Boards in AmericaGene Maeroff
School Boards in America: A Flawed Exercise in Democracy


Word Hard. Be Nice.Jay Mathews
Work Hard. Be Nice.: How Two Inspired Teachers Created the Most Promising Schools in America


Tough LiberalJohn Merrow
The Influence of Teachers: Reflections on Teaching and Leadership


Terry Moe
Special Interest: Teachers Unions and America’s Public Schools


SDSSAlexander Russo
Stray Dogs, Saints, and Saviors; Fighting for the Soul of America’s Toughest High School


SDSSDavid Whitman
Sweating the Small Stuff: Inner-City Schools and the New Paternalism


Bee EaterRichard Whitmire
The Bee Eater: Michelle Rhee Takes on the Nation’s Worst School District


wdslsDaniel Willingham
Why Don’t Students Like School: A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions About How the Mind Works and What It Means for The Classroom




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