Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press On Sale: March 18, 2014 Price: $25.95 ISBN: 978-0-8070-3297-8 (0-8070-3297-2)
Since the beginning of the last century, the sorting of students into different “tracks” has resulted in segregated classrooms and unequal learning opportunities for students. On the Same Track traces the origins of tracking, from its beginnings in the early twentieth century to today. Carol Burris argues that the practice perpetuates...
Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage On Sale: March 10, 2009 Price: $16.00 ISBN: 978-0-307-27823-4 (0-307-27823-9)
When Locke High School opened its doors in 1967, the residents of Watts celebrated it as a sign of the changes promised by Los Angeles. But four decades later, first-year Teach for America recruits Rachelle, Phillip, Hrag, and Taylor are greeted by a school that looks more like a prison, with...
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Format: Hardcover, 416 pages
Publisher: Knopf On Sale: September 17, 2013 Price: $27.95 ISBN: 978-0-385-35088-4 (0-385-35088-0)
From one of the foremost authorities on education in the United States, former U.S. assistant secretary of education, “whistle-blower extraordinaire” (The Wall Street Journal), author of the best-selling The Death and Life of the Great American School System (“Important and riveting”—Library Journal), The Language Police (“Impassioned. . . . Fiercely argued...
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Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Signal On Sale: May 21, 2014 Price: $27.95 ISBN: 978-0-7710-8403-4 (0-7710-8403-X)
“I have nobody, I need someone. My name is Amanda Todd.” Not long after she wrote this online, 16-year-old Amanda Todd killed herself, a victim of hateful and nonstop cyberbullying that followed her wherever she went. When Paula Todd (no relation) saw this, she decided to put her formidable investigative and...
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Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Verso On Sale: March 11, 2014 Price: $14.95 ISBN: 978-1-78168-325-5 (1-78168-325-5)
The Chicago Teachers Union strike was the most important domestic labor struggle so far this century—and perhaps for the last forty years—and the strongest challenge to the conservative agenda for restructuring education, which advocates for more charter schools and tying teacher salaries to standardized testing, among other changes.