Education Policy Books

If you are interested in the politics of education policy and reform we have some new thought-provoking books by heavyweights in the field that you will definitely want to check out.

Ravitch, Saltman and Giroux, among others, argue against the privatization of education and the imposition of market-driven methods in our public schools.

Saltman’s The Failure of Corporate School Reform does exactly what it says on the tin. I just finished reading this one and can recommend it.

Next on the list are:

Diane Ravitch’s Reign of ErrorFollow-the-Money-Reckhow-Sarah-9780199937738

Henry Giroux’s Education and the crisis of public values : challenging the assault on teachers, students, & public education

and Sarah Reckhow’s Follow the Money.

For extra points, watch Diane Ravitch speaking at the Bank Street Niemeyer Series!

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One comment on “Education Policy Books
  1. Peter Hare says:

    So glad you are reviewing new additions to the Library’s collection Maureen – it’s a welcome long overdue feature for the blog.

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