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The Opportunity Equation
The Opportunity Equation
Written by Eric Schwarz, Foreword by Lawrence H. Summers
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780807033722
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The Opportunity Equation
How Citizen Teachers Are Combating the Achievement Gap in America's Schools
Written by Eric Schwarz
Foreword by Lawrence H. Summers


Format: Hardcover, 248 pages
On Sale: September 2, 2014
Price: $26.95

Schwarz, founder of the groundbreaking Citizen Schools program, shares his vision for reducing inequality by pairing successful adults with low-income students.
 
Parental wealth now predicts adult success more than at any point in the last hundred years. And yet as debates about education rage on, and wealth-based achievement gaps grow, too... Read more >
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The Opportunity Equation
How Citizen Teachers Are Combating the Achievement Gap in America's Schools
Written by Eric Schwarz
Foreword by Lawrence H. Summers


Format: eBook, 248 pages
On Sale: September 2, 2014
Price: $26.95

Schwarz, founder of the groundbreaking Citizen Schools program, shares his vision for reducing inequality by pairing successful adults with low-income students.
 
Parental wealth now predicts adult success more than at any point in the last hundred years. And yet as debates about education rage on, and wealth-based achievement gaps grow, too... Read more >
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The Teacher Wars
The Teacher Wars
Written by Dana Goldstein
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385536950
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The Teacher Wars
A History of America's Most Embattled Profession
Written by Dana Goldstein


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
On Sale: September 2, 2014
Price: $26.95

In her groundbreaking history of 175 years of American education, 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... Read more >
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The Teacher Wars
The Teacher Wars
Written by Dana Goldstein
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385536967
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The Teacher Wars
A History of America's Most Embattled Profession
Written by Dana Goldstein


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: September 2, 2014
Price: $12.99

In her groundbreaking history of 175 years of American education, 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... Read more >
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Reign of Error
Reign of Error
Written by Diane Ravitch
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780345806352
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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
On Sale: August 26, 2014
Price: $16.95

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...

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On the Same Track
On the Same Track
Written by Carol Corbett Burris
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780807032978
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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
On Sale: March 18, 2014
Price: $25.95

A public school principal’s account of the courageous leaders who have dismantled the tracking systems in their schools in order to desegregate classrooms
 
What would happen if a school eliminated the “tracks” that rank students based on their perceived intellectual abilities? Would low-achieving students fall behind and become frustrated? Would their... Read more >
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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: eBook, 208 pages
On Sale: March 18, 2014
Price: $25.95

A public school principal’s account of the courageous leaders who have dismantled the tracking systems in their schools in order to desegregate classrooms
 
What would happen if a school eliminated the “tracks” that rank students based on their perceived intellectual abilities? Would low-achieving students fall behind and become frustrated? Would their... Read more >
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In Schools We Trust
Creating Communities of Learning in an era of Testing and Standardization
Written by Deborah Meier


Format: eBook
On Sale: February 18, 2014
Price: $24.00

We are in an era of radical distrust of public education. Increasingly, we turn to standardized tests and standardized curricula-now adopted by all fifty states-as our national surrogates for trust.

Legendary school founder and reformer Deborah Meier believes fiercely that schools have to win our faith by showing they can do their... Read more >
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Ya no quiero ir a la escuela
Ya no quiero ir a la escuela
Written by Trixia Valle
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9786073118286
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Ya no quiero ir a la escuela
Todo sobre el Bullying o acoso escolar
Written by Trixia Valle


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
On Sale: October 1, 2013
Price: $7.00

Hoy en día el 65% de los niños en México sufren acoso escolar. ¡Basta ya!

Trixia Valle, la experta en bullying, nos invita a cada uno de nosotros, niños, jóvenes, maestros y padres de familia, a frenar de una vez este doloroso problema que existe en nuestras escuelas.

¡Ya no quiero ir a... Read more >
Reign of Error
Reign of Error
Written by Diane Ravitch
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385350884
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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
On Sale: September 17, 2013
Price: $27.95

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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Reign of Error
Reign of Error
Written by Diane Ravitch
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385350891
Our Price: $12.99
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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: eBook, 416 pages
On Sale: September 17, 2013
Price: $12.99

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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Lockdown High
Lockdown High
Written by Annette Fuentes
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781844674077
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Lockdown High
When the Schoolhouse Becomes a Jailhouse
Written by Annette Fuentes


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: February 12, 2013
Price: $16.95

School violence has fallen steadily for twenty years. Yet in schools throughout the United States, Annette Fuentes finds metal detectors and drug tests for aspirin, police profiling of students with no records, arbitrary expulsions, armed teachers, increased policing, and all-seeing electronic surveillance.

This climate of fear has permitted the imposition of unprecedented... Read more >
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Lockdown High
When the Schoolhouse Becomes a Jailhouse
Written by Annette Fuentes


Format: eBook
On Sale: February 12, 2013
Price: $16.95

In the dozen years since the Columbine High School shootings, school violence has fallen steadily. Yet, as Annette Fuentes visits schools across America she finds metal detectors and drug tests for aspirin, police profiling of students with no records, arbitrary expulsions, teachers carrying guns, and all-seeing electronic surveillance. Her moving stories... Read more >
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School Wars
School Wars
Written by Melissa Benn
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781844670918
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School Wars
The Battle for Britain's Education
Written by Melissa Benn


Format: Trade Paperback, 276 pages
On Sale: November 13, 2012
Price: $14.95

School Wars tells the story of the struggle for Britain’s education system. Established during the 1960s and based on the progressive ideal of good schools for all, the comprehensive system has over the past decades come under sustained attack from successive governments.

From the poorest comprehensives to the most well-resourced independent... Read more >
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School Wars
The Battle for Britain's Education
Written by Melissa Benn


Format: eBook
On Sale: November 13, 2012
Price: $14.95

School Wars tells the story of the struggle for Britain’s education system. Established during the 1960s and based on the progressive ideal of good schools for all, the comprehensive system has over the past decades come under sustained attack from successive governments.

Now, with the growing inequalities of our current system, the... Read more >
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Educational Courage
Resisting the Ambush of Public Education
Written by Mara Sapon-Shevin and Nancy Schniedewind


Format: eBook
On Sale: September 4, 2012
Price: $19.00

Lost amid the debate over educational policies are the stories of the educators, parents, and students who are most affected by legislation such as No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top. In Educational Courage, veteran educators and activists Nancy Schniedewind and Mara Sapon-Shevin bring together the voices of those... Read more >
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Educational Courage
Educational Courage
Written by Mara Sapon-Shevin and Nancy Schniedewind
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780807032954
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Educational Courage
Resisting the Ambush of Public Education
Written by Mara Sapon-Shevin and Nancy Schniedewind


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: September 4, 2012
Price: $19.00

Lost amid the debate over educational policies are the stories of the educators, parents, and students who are most affected by legislation such as No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top. In Educational Courage, veteran educators and activists Nancy Schniedewind and Mara Sapon-Shevin bring together the voices of those... Read more >
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The Students are Watching
Schools and the Moral Contract
Written by Nancy Faust Sizer
Edited by Theodore Sizer


Format: eBook, 160 pages
On Sale: January 31, 2012
Price: $18.00

In this groundbreaking book, Theodore and Nancy Sizer insist that students learn not just from their classes but from their school's routines and rituals, especially about matters of character. They convince us once again of what we may have forgotten: that we need to create schools that constantly demonstrate a belief... Read more >
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Feel-Bad Education
Feel-Bad Education
Written by Alfie Kohn
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780807001400
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Feel-Bad Education
And Other Contrarian Essays on Children and Schooling
Written by Alfie Kohn


Format: Trade Paperback, 196 pages
On Sale: April 5, 2011
Price: $15.00

Mind-opening writing on what kids need from school, from one of education’s most outspoken voices
 
Arguing that our schools are currently in the grip of a “cult of rigor”—a confusion of harder with better that threatens to banish both joy and meaningful intellectual inquiry from our classrooms—Alfie Kohn issues a... Read more >
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Feel-Bad Education
And Other Contrarian Essays on Children and Schooling
Written by Alfie Kohn


Format: eBook
On Sale: April 5, 2011
Price: $15.00

Mind-opening writing on what kids need from school, from one of education’s most outspoken voices
 
Almost no writer on schools asks us to question our fundamental assumptions about education and motivation as boldly as Alfie Kohn. The Washington Post says that “teachers and parents who encounter Kohn and his thoughts come away... Read more >
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Lockdown High
Lockdown High
Written by Annette Fuentes
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781844676811
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Lockdown High
When the Schoolhouse Becomes a Jailhouse
Written by Annette Fuentes


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
On Sale: March 14, 2011
Price: $26.95

In the dozen years since the shootings at Columbine High School, hysteria has distorted the media’s coverage of school violence and American schools’ responses to it. School violence has actually been falling steadily throughout the last decade, and yet schools across the country have never been more preoccupied with security.

This climate... Read more >
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Quality Education as a Constitutional Right
Creating a Grassroots Movement to Transform Public Schools
Written by Theresa Perry, Robert P. Moses, Ernesto Cortes, Jr., Lisa Delpit and Joan T. Wynne


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 13, 2010
Price: $20.00

In 2005, famed civil rights leader and education activist Robert Moses invited one hundred prominent African American and Latino intellectuals and activists to meet to discuss a proposal for a campaign to guarantee a quality education for all children as a constitutional right—a movement that would “transform current approaches to educational inequity, all... Read more >
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The Hardest Questions Aren't on the Test
The Hardest Questions Aren't on the Test
Written by Linda Nathan
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780807006153
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The Hardest Questions Aren't on the Test
Lessons from an Innovative Urban School
Written by Linda Nathan


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: September 7, 2010
Price: $16.00

The Boston Arts Academy comprises an ethnically and socioeconomically diverse student body, yet 94 percent of its graduates are accepted to college. Compare this with the average urban district rate of 50 percent. How do they do it? This remarkable success, writes Principal Linda Nathan, is in large part due to... Read more >
Quality Education as a Constitutional Right
Quality Education as a Constitutional Right
Written by Theresa Perry, Robert P. Moses, Ernesto Cortes, Jr., Lisa Delpit and Joan T. Wynne
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780807032824
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Quality Education as a Constitutional Right
Creating a Grassroots Movement to Transform Public Schools
Written by Theresa Perry, Robert P. Moses, Ernesto Cortes, Jr., Lisa Delpit and Joan T. Wynne


Format: Trade Paperback, 232 pages
On Sale: June 29, 2010
Price: $20.00

In 2005, famed civil rights leader and education activist Robert Moses invited one hundred prominent African American and Latino intellectuals and activists to meet to discuss a proposal for a campaign to guarantee a quality education for all children as a constitutional right—a movement that would “transform current approaches to educational... Read more >
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Another Kind of Public Education
Another Kind of Public Education
Written by Patricia Hill Collins
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780807000250
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Another Kind of Public Education
Race, Schools, the Media, and Democratic Possibilities
Written by Patricia Hill Collins


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: April 1, 2010
Price: $21.00

One of America's most distinguished scholars of race shows us how public education needs to be seen in the light of the influence of "color-blind racism as a system of power." Drawing examples from schools, media, and the workplace, Collins gives us a book of social analysis that is also an... Read more >
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