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Amid the hype of Race to the Top, online experiments such as Khan Academy, and bestselling books like The Sandbox Investment, we seem to have drawn a line that leads from nursery school along a purely economic route, with money as the final stop. But what price do we all pay for the increasingly singular focus on wage as the outcome of education? Susan Engel, a leading psychologist and educator, argues that this economic framework has had a profound impact not only on the way we think about education but also on what happens inside school buildings. The End of the Rainbow asks what would happen if we changed the implicit goal of education and imagines how different things would be if we made happiness, rather than money, the graduation prize. Drawing on psychology, education theory, and a broad range of classroom experiences across the country, Engel offers a fascinating alternative view of what education might become: teaching children to read books for pleasure and self-expansion and encouraging collaboration. All of these new skills, she argues, would not only cultivate future success in the world of work but also would make society as a whole a better, happier place. Accessible to parents and teachers alike, The End of the Rainbow will be the beginning of a new, more vibrant public conversation about what the future of American education should look like.

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9781595589545 | New Pr, February 24, 2015, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: Amid the hype of Race to the Top, online experiments such as Khan Academy, and bestselling books like The Sandbox Investment, we seem to have drawn a line that leads from nursery school along a purely economic route, with money as the final stop.

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9781620972502, titled "The End of the Rainbow: How Educating for Happiness Not Money Would Transform Our Schools" | New Pr, September 6, 2016, cover price $17.95

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Product Description: A revolutionary reappraisal of how to educate our children and young people by Ken Robinson, the New York Times bestselling author of The Element and Finding Your Element. You, Your Child, and School is forthcoming from Viking. Ken Robinson is one of the world’s most influential voices in education, and his 2006 TED Talk on the subject is the most viewed in the organization’s history...read more

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9780670016716 | Viking Pr, April 21, 2015, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: A revolutionary reappraisal of how to educate our children and young people by Ken Robinson, the New York Times bestselling author of The Element and Finding Your Element.
9780395482667, titled "Houghton Mifflin Unified Mathematics" | Houghton Mifflin School, June 1, 1988, cover price $63.60 | also contains Houghton Mifflin Unified Mathematics

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9780143108061 | Reprint edition (Penguin USA, April 19, 2016), cover price $17.00 | About this edition: A revolutionary reappraisal of how to educate our children and young people by Ken Robinson, the New York Times bestselling author of The Element and Finding Your Element.

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9781494504007 | Unabridged edition (Tantor Media Inc, May 8, 2015), cover price $39.99
9781494554002 | Mp3 una edition (Tantor Media Inc, May 8, 2015), cover price $29.99 | About this edition: Ken Robinson is one of the world's most influential voices in education, and his 2006 TED Talk on the subject is the most viewed in the organization's history.

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Product Description: To learn more about learning - what it is and how it works - it is necessary to look inside education. This book takes the reader on a journey of 4 'live' education projects: The first all-Irish speaking, mixed-gendered, multi-faith primary school on the island of Ireland (based in Cork, Ireland; ideally suited to exploring learning identity); an alternative post-primary school for those who leave (or are left behind by) the formal education system (based in Waterford, Ireland; ideally suited to exploring personal learning); an early college school that enables students to simultaneously sit their high-school diploma and college exams (based in Queens, New York; ideally suited to exploring learning success); and an adult education training centre that works with 'landless' movement members (based in Pernambuco state, Brazil; ideally suited to exploring learning power)...read more

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9780415529198 | Routledge, December 17, 2015, cover price $155.00 | About this edition: To learn more about learning - what it is and how it works - it is necessary to look inside education.

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9780415529204 | Routledge, December 21, 2015, cover price $49.95 | About this edition: To learn more about learning - what it is and how it works - it is necessary to look inside education.

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This book invites a conversation among stakeholders of public education and conveys the need for a common vision for America’s public schools. Amy Fast argues that we have never had a clear purpose for our schools and that now, more than ever, educators in America ache for a more inspiring purpose than simply improving results on standardized assessments. Fast asserts how focusing on the mission instead of simply the mandates and measures is how real change occurs. Until we have a common and transparent purpose that serves to inspire those in the trenches of the work, reform in public education will continue to flounder. Through the examination of our past and current priorities for American schools, Fast uncovers a nobler purpose that will intrinsically move educators as well as students to be inspired in their work. In turn, it is this inspiration—not another silver bullet reform—that will lead to meaningful change in society.

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9781475823356 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, November 24, 2015, cover price $60.00

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9781475823363 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, November 17, 2015, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: This book invites a conversation among stakeholders of public education and conveys the need for a common vision for America’s public schools.

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Harnessing the Dynamics of Public Education: Planning for a Return to Greatness is a comprehensive look at the American public education system. Building on the current system, the book takes on the War on Education in an effort to rethink, redesign and develop a new state-of-the-art system of learning that will regain international competiveness and be the “best choice” for parents in a growing system of choice. The authors provide critical analysis of the current system while also offering specific solutions and hope for one of the greatest institutions in America…..as it Return’s to Greatness!
By James A. Vornberg (foreword by)

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9781475808728 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, October 16, 2015, cover price $50.00

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9781475808735 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, October 16, 2015, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Harnessing the Dynamics of Public Education: Planning for a Return to Greatness is a comprehensive look at the American public education system.

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Generalities of Distinction bridges the gap between theory and practice. VanSciver has lived the public education experience for more than six decades as a student, teacher, father, principal, director, superintendent, and professor. That meaningful insight has shaped his perspective on topics such as accountability, the achievement gap, ethics, special education, teacher evaluation, and politics, matters he tackles with a deep richness in this thoughtful look at our nation's education system. Including scenarios depicting real situations relating to the content, this book exposes the difference between what should be and what is.

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9781475822403 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, October 19, 2015, cover price $75.00

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9781475822410 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, September 23, 2015, cover price $38.00 | About this edition: Generalities of Distinction bridges the gap between theory and practice.

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9780435826505, titled "Profits of Crime and Their Recovery" | Ashgate Pub Co, June 1, 1984, cover price $37.00 | also contains Profits of Crime and Their Recovery

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9780325074405, titled "Schooling Beyond Measure & Other Unorthodox Essays About Education" | Heinemann, May 5, 2015, cover price $28.13

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Product Description: This book is a poignant celebration of grassroots empowerment as our contributors, people who just a short time ago thought of themselves as ordinary citizens, document their call to action when their children and their profession are on the line...read more
By Danielle Boudet (editor)

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9781681230825 | Information Age Pub Inc, April 1, 2015, cover price $49.99 | About this edition: This book is a poignant celebration of grassroots empowerment as our contributors, people who just a short time ago thought of themselves as ordinary citizens, document their call to action when their children and their profession are on the line.

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9781681230818 | Information Age Pub Inc, April 1, 2015, cover price $24.99 | About this edition: This book is a poignant celebration of grassroots empowerment as our contributors, people who just a short time ago thought of themselves as ordinary citizens, document their call to action when their children and their profession are on the line.

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Product Description: Recent years have shown the growth of federal legislation and programs having a profound impact on educational policy and practice, and a decline in reliance on broadly based educational justifications. Paralleling this development has been the emergence of well-endowed and influential private foundations, and an increase in corporate influence in shaping policy...read more

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9780415724456 | Routledge, January 7, 2015, cover price $160.00 | About this edition: Recent years have shown the growth of federal legislation and programs having a profound impact on educational policy and practice, and a decline in reliance on broadly based educational justifications.

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Product Description: Writing for educators and education leaders, Cunningham shows that combining a philosophy of pragmatism with thinking about education as systems can illuminate challenges in contemporary schooling and provide practical solutions for creating a democratic education.

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9781137449313 | Palgrave Pivot, November 21, 2014, cover price $70.00 | About this edition: Writing for educators and education leaders, Cunningham shows that combining a philosophy of pragmatism with thinking about education as systems can illuminate challenges in contemporary schooling and provide practical solutions for creating a democratic education.

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Product Description: Current U.S. school reform efforts link school success, student achievement, and teacher performance to standardized tests and narrowly prescribed curricula. How do test-driven, mandated curricula in urban school systems overtly and subtly impact teachers’ efforts to provide technologically advanced, challenging classroom environments that foster literacy development for all students? How do these federal policies affect instruction at the classroom level? The premise of this book is that, in order for teachers to confront and/or counteract the pressures placed on them from these policies, it is necessary to first understand them...read more
By Bess Altwerger (editor) and Nancy Rankie Shelton (editor)

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9780415527392 | Routledge, October 28, 2014, cover price $155.00 | About this edition: Current U.

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9780415527415 | Routledge, November 10, 2014, cover price $49.95 | About this edition: Current U.

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The Wrong Emphasis is a reminder and a warning for both parents and public school educators. In the world of high-octane curriculum, assessment, and accountability, educators too often neglect the realities associated with successful students and successful adults. The book examines the current status of public education in America, the associated political landscape, and the latest philosophies aimed at improving test scores. Further, it offers straightforward advice for parents and educators as they struggle to appropriately raise and teach today’s children.

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9781475803389 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, September 4, 2014, cover price $40.00

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9781475803396 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, September 4, 2014, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: The Wrong Emphasis is a reminder and a warning for both parents and public school educators.

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Louis Sullivan, an American architect, was referred to as the "father of modernism" and coined the phrase "form follows function.” His phrase provides a key insight into the state of public education in America. The existing form for public education is industrial in nature and is not a match for what should be the function of an education system in an information age society—one that is characterized by technology, globalism, a new definition of work, and rapid, relentless change.This book explains how the mismatch between function and form is creating circumstances that are putting the future of public education at risk, leading to system dysfunction, deregulation, and privatization. Public education needs to be redesigned and reformatted to match the function of the age in which we now live. The current structure and function denies too many students the levels of access, equity, and opportunity that their parents once enjoyed. Achieving that outcome is important to the economic, social, and political wellbeing of America.

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9781475806977 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, September 24, 2014, cover price $55.00

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9781475806984 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, September 17, 2014, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: Louis Sullivan, an American architect, was referred to as the "father of modernism" and coined the phrase "form follows function.

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Product Description: How can we best prepare pre-service teachers to succeed in the classroom—and to stay in teaching over time? The one-size-fits-all model of traditional teacher education programs has been widely criticized, yet the most popular alternative—fast-track programs—have at best a mixed record of success...read more
By Sharon Feiman-Nemser (editor), Karen Hammerness (editor) and Eran Tamir (editor)

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9781612507255 | Harvard Education Pr, September 12, 2014, cover price $64.95 | About this edition: How can we best prepare pre-service teachers to succeed in the classroom—and to stay in teaching over time?

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9781612507248 | Harvard Education Pr, September 12, 2014, cover price $31.95

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Product Description: Education has the potential to open incredible doors of opportunity for students. Yet despite unprecedented levels of public school funding and numerous reforms, far too many young people in America’s school system today never enjoy the opportunities afforded to students by a quality education...read more

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9780844772691 | Aei Pr, July 16, 2014, cover price $3.95 | About this edition: Education has the potential to open incredible doors of opportunity for students.

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Product Description: Imagine It Better features 18 provocative invitations from some of the most brilliant and creative minds in education today, including Tony Wagner, Andy Hargreaves, Noam Chomsky, and Linda Darling-Hammond, that focus on the present tense of school reform: what you can do to improve the instruction in your classroom and school today...read more
By Luke Reynolds (editor)

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9780325053738 | Heinemann, August 14, 2014, cover price $28.13 | About this edition: Imagine It Better features 18 provocative invitations from some of the most brilliant and creative minds in education today, including Tony Wagner, Andy Hargreaves, Noam Chomsky, and Linda Darling-Hammond, that focus on the present tense of school reform: what you can do to improve the instruction in your classroom and school today.

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Product Description: This book argues that American schools are marked by fundamental structural deficiencies that get in the way of student achievement. The structural deficiencies are pervasive. They include the emphasis on grade level, building large schools and districts, and insistence on building comprehensive high schools...read more

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9781475808636 | Rowman & Littlefield Education, April 9, 2014, cover price $72.00 | About this edition: This book argues that American schools are marked by fundamental structural deficiencies that get in the way of student achievement.

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9781475808643 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, April 10, 2014, cover price $34.00 | About this edition: This book argues that American schools are marked by fundamental structural deficiencies that get in the way of student achievement.

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Product Description: The Big Lies of School Reform provides a critical interruption to the ongoing policy conversations taking place around public education in the United States today. By analyzing the discourse employed by politicians, lobbyists, think tanks, and special interest groups, the authors uncover the hidden assumptions that often underlie popular statements about school reform, and demonstrate how misinformation or half-truths have been used to reshape public education in ways that serve the interests of private enterprise...read more
By Kristien Zenkov (editor)

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9780415707930 | Routledge, March 18, 2014, cover price $150.00 | About this edition: The Big Lies of School Reform provides a critical interruption to the ongoing policy conversations taking place around public education in the United States today.

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9780415707947 | Routledge, March 19, 2014, cover price $36.95 | About this edition: The Big Lies of School Reform provides a critical interruption to the ongoing policy conversations taking place around public education in the United States today.

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Product Description: Can Schools Survive? raises essential questions about the current status of schools and about the future of schools. The book explores vital questions to answer and considers actions to take so schools can begin to thrive. This book will raise the issue of the purpose of a school and the related issue of whether schools are being asked to do tasks which compete with or complicate the fundamental purpose of a school...read more

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9781475808667 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, March 18, 2014, cover price $88.00 | About this edition: Can Schools Survive?

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9781475808674 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, March 12, 2014, cover price $44.00

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Product Description: In the seventies, countries lauded American education as one of the best systems in the world. Then came the accountability movement. What was measured was what counted. Those who measured low were punished. Those who measured high were rewarded...read more

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9781475806229 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, December 5, 2013, cover price $66.00 | About this edition: In the seventies, countries lauded American education as one of the best systems in the world.

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9781475806236 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, November 29, 2013, cover price $34.00 | About this edition: In the seventies, countries lauded American education as one of the best systems in the world.

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Product Description: The relative deficiencies of U.S. public schools are a serious concern to parents and policymakers. But they should be of concern to all Americans, as a globalizing world introduces new competition for talent, markets, capital, and opportunity...read more

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9780815703730 | Brookings Inst Pr, June 19, 2013, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: The relative deficiencies of U.

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