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Diane Ravitch, educational historian and activist, joins the Klonsky Brothers on Hitting Left and Mario Smith - host of Lumpen Radio's News From the Service Entrance for an hour talk[...]

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Diane Ravitch has been called a hero in her dedication to preserving public school education. In this episode of The Literary Life with Mitchell Kaplan, Diane Ravitch joins Mitchell to[...]

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David Berliner, Regents’ Professor Emeritus at ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, opines about income inequality and the problems it causes in education.

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Bruni, Frank. Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania. (New York: Grand Central Publishing, 2015). Where You Go is not Who You[...]

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I am currently reading Diane Ravitch's book Slaying Goliath: The Passionate Resistance to Privatization and the Fight to Save America's Public Schools. I was wondering if anyone else is reading[...]

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Golden, Daniel. The Price of Admission: How American's Ruling Class Buys Its Way into Elite Colleges--and Who Gets Left Outside the Gates. (New York: Crown Publishers, 2006). The Price of[...]

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Voices of a People's History of the United States The collaboration between Lincoln Center, the Maxine Greene High School for Imaginative Inquiry (NYC), and Voices of a People's History of[...]

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bell hooks and Parker Palmer Dialogue at St. Norbert College This dialogue between bell hooks and Parker J. Palmer took place on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, as one of several[...]

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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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A Public Dialogue Between bell hooks and Cornel West A public dialogue between bell hooks & Cornel West hosted by Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts. Cornel[...]

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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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Kendi, Ibram X. How to Be an Antiracist. (New York: One World, 2019). How to Be an Antiracist In this thought-provoking book, Kendi holds a mirror up to racism, seeing[...]

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Labaree, David F. A Perfect Mess: The Unlikely Ascendancy of American Higher Education. (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2017). A Perfect Mess This book gives an extremely useful (and[...]

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Gloria Ladson-Billings challenges the educational research in school and classroom practice claiming that the current fixation on what we call the achievement gap is misguided and misplaced.  

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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. The Years that Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us. New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019 The Years that Matter Most In this book, Paul Tough turns[...]

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