Public Education Bibliography

[Arranged by Author]

(Click HERE for an annotated bibliography, latest update January 3, 2016)
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Frank Adamson, Bjorn Astrand, and Linda Darling-Hammond

Global Education Reform: How Privatization and Public Investment Influence Education Outcomes by Frank Adamson, Bjorn Astrand, Linda Darling-Hammond, 2016


Audrey Amrein-Beardsley

Rethinking Value-Added Models in Education: Critical Perspectives on Tests and Assessment-Based Accountability by Audrey Amrein-Beardsley, 2014


David C. Berliner and Bruce J. Biddle

The Manufactured Crisis: Myths, Fraud, And The Attack On America's Public Schools by David C. Berliner, Bruce J. Biddle, 1996


David C. Berliner, Gene V. Glass, et al

50 Myths and Lies That Threaten America's Public Schools: The Real Crisis in Education by David C. Berliner, Gene V Glass, and Associates, 2014


Gerald W. Bracey

Education Hell: Rhetoric vs. Reality by Gerald W. Bracey, 2009

On the Death of Childhood and the Destruction of Public Schools: The Folly of Today's Education Policies and Practices by Gerald W. Bracey, 2003


Carol Burris

On the Same Track: How Schools Can Join the Twenty-First-Century Struggle against Resegregation by Carol Corbett Burris, 2014


Prudence L. Carter, Kevin G. Welner

Closing the Opportunity Gap: What America Must Do to Give Every Child an Even Chance, by Prudence L. Carter, Kevin G. Welner, 2014


Sam Chaltain

Our School: Searching for Community in the Era of Choice, by Sam Chaltain, 2014


Ta-Nehisi Coates

Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates, 2015


Anthony Cody

The Educator and the Oligarch: A Teacher Challenges the Gates Foundation by Anthony Cody, 2014


Linda Darling-Hammond

The Flat World and Education: How America's Commitment to Equity Will Determine Our Future by Linda Darling-Hammond, 2010


Linda Darling-Hammond, Frank Adamson and Bjorn Astrand

Global Education Reform: How Privatization and Public Investment Influence Education Outcomes by Frank Adamson, Bjorn Astrand, Linda Darling-Hammond, 2016


Richard DuFour

In Praise of American Educators: And How They Can Become Even Better by Richard DuFour, 2015


David Ellison

Bloodletting: Why Education Reform is Killing America’s Schools, by David Ellison, 2014


Kathy Emery and Susan Ohanian

Why Is Corporate America Bashing Our Public Schools?, by Kathy Emery and Susan Ohanian, 2004


Todd Farley

Making the Grades: My Misadventures in the Standardized Testing Industry by Todd Farley, 2009


Dana Goldstein

The Teacher Wars: A History of America's Most Embattled Profession Edited by Dana Goldstein, 2014


David Greene

Doing the Right Thing: A Teacher Speaks, by David Greene, 2013


Jesse Hagopian

More Than a Score: The New Uprising Against High-Stakes Testing Edited by Jesse Hagopian, Foreword by Diane Ravitch, 2014


Mel Hawkins

Reinventing Education, Hope, and the American Dream: The Challenge for Twenty-First Century America by Mel Hawkins, 2014


Bob Herbert

Losing Our Way: An Intimate Portrait of a Troubled America, by Bob Herbert, 2015


Shannon Hernandez

Breaking the Silence: My Final Forty Days as a Public School Teacher, by Shannon Hernandez, 2014


Jim Horn and Denise Wilburn

The Mismeasure of Education by Jim Horn and Denise Wilburn, 2013


Karen Horwitz

White Chalk Crime: the REAL Reason Schools Fail: Untold story of crime that has destroyed our schools and how teacher abuse and teacher cleansing have kept this from You by Karen Horwitz, 2008


Alfie Kohn

The Case Against Standardized Testing by Alfie Kohn, 2000

Feel-Bad Education: And Other Contrarian Essays on Children and Schooling by Alfie Kohn, 2011

Punished by Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A's, Praise, and Other Bribes by Alfie Kohn, 1999

What to Look for in a Classroom: ...and Other Essays by Alfie Kohn, 2000


Jonathan Kozol

Books by Jonathan Kozol

Amazing Grace 1995
Death at an Early Age 1985
Fire in the Ashes 2013
Ordinary Resurrections 2012
Savage Inequalities 2012
The Shame of the Nation 2006


John Kuhn

Fear and Learning in America - Bad Data, Good Teachers, and the Attack on Public Education by John Kuhn, 2014


Lloyd Lofthouse

Crazy is Normal: a classroom exposé, by Lloyd Lofthouse, 2014


Christopher Lubienski and Sarah Lubienski

The Public School Advantage: Why Public Schools Outperform Private Schools by Christopher A. Lubienski, Sarah Theule Lubienski, 2013


Darren Marelli and Mollie Bruhn

American Classroom: Portraits from a Public School in Harlem by Darren Marelli and Mollie Bruhn, 2014


Doug Martin

Hoosier School Heist by Doug Martin, 2014


Morna McDermott, Peggy Robertson et. al

An Activist Handbook for the Education Revolution: United Opt Out’s Test of Courage, by Morna McDermott, Peggy Robertson et. al, 2015


Mark Naison

Badass Teachers Unite! Reflections on Education, History, and Youth Activism, by Mark Naison, 2014


Kris L Nielsen

Children of the Core by Kris L Nielsen, 2013


Susan Ohanian

One Size Fits Few:The Folly of Educational Standards by Susan Ohanian, 1999

What Happened to Recess and Why Are Our Children Struggling in Kindergarten? by Susan Ohanian, 2002

Why Is Corporate America Bashing Our Public Schools?, by Kathy Emery and Susan Ohanian, 2004


John Owens

Confessions of a Bad Teacher by John Owens, 2013


Diane Ravitch

Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America's Public Schools by Diane Ravitch, 2013

The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education by Diane Ravitch, 2011


Dale Russakoff

The Prize: Who's In Charge of America's Schools by Dale Russakoff, 2016


Pasi Sahlberg

Finnish Lessons: What can the world learn from educational change in Finland? by Pasi Sahlberg, 2010


Mercedes Schneider

A Chronicle of Echoes: Who’s Who in the Implosion of American Public Education by Mercedes K. Schneider, 2014

Common Core Dilemma: Who Owns Our Schools? by Mercedes K. Schneider, 2015


P. L. Thomas

Beware the Roadbuilders: Literature as Resistance by P. L. Thomas, 2015


Jose Vilson

This Is Not A Test: A New Narrative on Race, Class, and Education by José Vilson, Foreword by Karen Lewis, 2014


Russ Walsh

A Parent’s Guide to Public Education in the 21st Century:Navigating Education Reform to get the Best Education For My Child by Russ Walsh, 2016


Yong Zhao

Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Dragon: Why China Has the Best (and Worst) Education System in the World, by Yong Zhao, 2014

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