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On the Same Track
How Schools Can Join the Twenty-First-Century Struggle against Resegregation
Written by Carol Corbett Burris


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...

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Final Exam
A Surgeon's Reflections on Mortality
Written by Pauline W. Chen


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 8, 2008
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27537-0 (0-307-27537-X)

A brilliant transplant surgeon brings compassion and narrative drama to the fearful reality that every doctor must face: the inevitability of mortality.

When Pauline Chen began medical school, she dreamed of saving lives. What she could not predict was how much death would be a part of her work. Almost immediately, she... Read more >
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Relentless Pursuit
A Year in the Trenches with Teach for America
Written by Donna Foote


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... Read more >
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Reign of Error
The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America's Public Schools
Written by Diane Ravitch


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... Read more >
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June 10, 2014
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Extreme Mean
Trolls, Bullies and Predators Online
Written by Paula Todd


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Signal
On Sale: June 10, 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... Read more >
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Strike for America
Chicago Teachers Against Austerity
Written by Micah Uetricht


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.

In 2012, Chicago teachers... Read more >
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