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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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Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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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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The Teacher Wars
A History of America's Most Embattled Profession
Written by Dana Goldstein


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: September 2, 2014
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-53695-0 (0-385-53695-X)

In her groundbreaking history of 175 years of American, Dana Goldstein finds answers in the past to the controversies that plague our public schools today.

Teaching is a wildly contentious profession in America, one attacked and admired in equal measure. In The Teacher Wars, a rich, lively, and unprecedented history of public school teaching, Dana... 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: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 26, 2014
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-80635-2 (0-345-80635-2)

From one of the foremost authorities on education in the United States, former U.S. assistant secretary of education, an incisive, comprehensive look at today’s American school system that argues against those who claim it is broken and beyond repair; an impassioned but reasoned call to stop the privatization movement that is... Read more >
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Extreme Mean
Trolls, Bullies and Predators Online
Written by Paula Todd


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... Read more >
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