school reform

Educational policy makers, philanthropic foundations, and school reformers have struggled for years with the difficulty of improving the quality of public education, especially among the most economically distressed districts. In[...]

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Hacker, Andrew & Dreifus, Claudia. Higher Education? How Colleges are Wasting Our Money and Failing Our Kids--And What We Can Do about It.  New York: Times Books, 2010. Higher Education?[...]

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Jack, Anthony Abraham. The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges are Failing Disadvantaged Students. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2019. The Privileged Poor Anthony Jack begins by acknowledging that elite universities[...]

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Educators are experiencing metrics mania, the overvalued use of numbers to gauge and measure complex social phenomena that results in oversimplified understandings and unintended consequences. This short read provides a[...]

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Ravitch, Diane. Slaying Goliath: The Passionate Resistance and the Fight to Save America's Public Schools. New York: Alfred A. Knopp, 2020. Slaying Goliath This book is must reading for anyone[...]

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Tough, Paul. How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character. Boston: Houghton, Miffline, Harcourt, 2012. How Children Succeed What makes the difference between students who succeed and[...]

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Tough, Paul. Helping Children Succeed: What Works and Why. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016. Helping Children Succeed In this follow-up to his New York Times bestseller, How Children Succeed, journalist[...]

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