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Product Description: Proponents of market-driven education reform view vouchers and charters as superior to local-board-run, community-based public schools. However, the author of this timely volume argues that there is no clear research supporting this view...read more

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9780807757253 | Teachers College Pr, June 24, 2016, cover price $35.95 | About this edition: Proponents of market-driven education reform view vouchers and charters as superior to local-board-run, community-based public schools.

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9780465036585 | 3 rev exp edition (Basic Books, June 28, 2016), cover price $16.99
9780465025572 | Rev exp edition (Basic Books, November 1, 2011), cover price $17.99

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9780465028214 | Basic Books, November 1, 2011, cover price $16.99

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Product Description: Challenging the current state of public education and teacher preparation, this book argues for a re-imagination of teacher education through a critical feminist and critical education perspective. Offering a rich discussion of the promise and pedagogy of self-reflexivity and testimonio, which emerges from critical feminism, this book brings together theory and practice in critical feminism, critical education, and testimonio to serve as a platform in which to reconceptualize the philosophy of traditional teacher education, arguing that too many programs prepare teachers who often preserve, rather than challenge, the status quo...read more

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9781138120563 | Routledge, April 6, 2016, cover price $160.00 | About this edition: Challenging the current state of public education and teacher preparation, this book argues for a re-imagination of teacher education through a critical feminist and critical education perspective.

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Product Description: The editors argue that it is time to pay greater attention to building the capacity of leaders within districts given the shifting instructional, curricular, and socio-emotional needs in our school systems. Policies that focus on skill development, recognize and support performance, create opportunities for collaboration, build leader capacity, and create networks of knowledge sharing hold great potential for improving districts but it will require a paradigm shift in the way we view our public school system and those who work within it - away from blame and toward complex systems change...read more
By Kara S. Finnigan (editor)

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9780935302455 | Amer Educational Research Assn, May 2, 2016, cover price $59.95 | About this edition: The editors argue that it is time to pay greater attention to building the capacity of leaders within districts given the shifting instructional, curricular, and socio-emotional needs in our school systems.

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9780935302448 | Reprint edition (Amer Educational Research Assn, May 2, 2016), cover price $39.95 | About this edition: The editors argue that it is time to pay greater attention to building the capacity of leaders within districts given the shifting instructional, curricular, and socio-emotional needs in our school systems.

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Product Description: The unique mission of a public education is to reproduce a civic public. For the most part this will not happen in a vacuum and requires specific institutions, the most prominent of which are the public schools. Publicly supported schools have other functions as well...read more

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9781498517225 | Lexington Books, January 28, 2016, cover price $80.00 | About this edition: The unique mission of a public education is to reproduce a civic public.

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Product Description: 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...read more

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9781475823356 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, November 24, 2015, cover price $60.00 | 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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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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Product Description: This book presents a history of queer erasure in the US public school system, from the 1920s up until today. By focusing on specific events as well as the context in which they occurred, Lugg presents a way forward in improving school policies for both queer youth and queer adults...read more

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9781137535252, titled "US Public Schools and the Politics of Queer Erasure: The Politics and History of the Child Protective Rationale" | Palgrave Pivot, October 29, 2015, cover price $67.50 | About this edition: This book presents a history of queer erasure in the US public school system, from the 1920s up until today.

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Product Description: Harnessing the Dynamics of Public Education: Preparing 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...read more
By James A. Vornberg (foreword by)

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9781475808728 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, October 16, 2015, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: Harnessing the Dynamics of Public Education: Preparing for a Return to Greatness is a comprehensive look at the American public education system.

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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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Product Description: GeneralitiesofDistinction 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...read more

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9781475822403 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, October 19, 2015, cover price $75.00 | About this edition: GeneralitiesofDistinction bridges the gap between theory and practice.

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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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Product Description: Enough. Private interests, politicians, reformers, and pundits have had their chance, and enough is enough. Teachers have been pushed around and pushed to the edge, and the time for tolerating the failed system of our public education policies is over...read more
By Keith David Reeves (editor)

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9781681233147 | Information Age Pub Inc, October 1, 2015, cover price $85.99 | About this edition: Enough.

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9781681233130 | Reprint edition (Information Age Pub Inc, October 1, 2015), cover price $45.99 | About this edition: Enough.

Product Description: Depicted variously as heroes, villains, or victims, America's teachers find themselves at the center of a sometimes nasty policy debate. Yet, while politicians, reformers, and pundits contribute to the cacophony that serves as our national conversation about education, those who teach our children everyday are barely heard over the noise...read more

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9780807757376 | Teachers College Pr, July 15, 2015, cover price $74.00 | About this edition: Depicted variously as heroes, villains, or victims, America's teachers find themselves at the center of a sometimes nasty policy debate.

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9780807757369 | Teachers College Pr, July 15, 2015, cover price $29.95

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Product Description: In a reporting tour de force, award-winning journalist Steven Brill takes an uncompromising look at the adults who are fighting over America’s failure to educate its children—and points the way to reversing that failure.Brill’s vivid narrative—filled with unexpected twists and turns—takes us from the Oval Office, where President Obama signs off on an unprecedented plan that will infuriate the teachers’ unions because it offers billions to states that win an education reform “contest”; to boisterous assemblies, where parents join the fight over their children’s schools; to a Fifth Avenue apartment, where billionaires plan a secret fund to promote school reform; to a Colorado high school, where students who seemed destined to fail are instead propelled to college; to state capitols across the country, where school reformers hoping to win Obama’s “contest” push bills that would have been unimaginable a few years ago...read more
By L. J. Ganser (narrator)

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9781501263774 | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio, June 9, 2015), cover price $14.99 | About this edition: In a reporting tour de force, award-winning journalist Steven Brill takes an uncompromising look at the adults who are fighting over America’s failure to educate its children—and points the way to reversing that failure.

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Product Description: We’re In This Together: Public-Private Partnerships in Special and At-Risk-Education is a timely book that explores the use by public schools of private education companies to meet the needs of some of the nation’s most challenged and challenging students...read more

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9781475814477, titled "We're in This Together: Public-Private Partnerships in Special and At-Risk Education" | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, June 1, 2015, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: We’re In This Together: Public-Private Partnerships in Special and At-Risk-Education is a timely book that explores the use by public schools of private education companies to meet the needs of some of the nation’s most challenged and challenging students.

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9781475814484 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, June 1, 2015, cover price $22.00 | About this edition: We’re In This Together: Public-Private Partnerships in Special and At-Risk-Education is a timely book that explores the use by public schools of private education companies to meet the needs of some of the nation’s most challenged and challenging students.

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Product Description: In this collection of provocative articles and blog posts originally published between 2010 and 2014, Alfie Kohn challenges the conventional wisdom about topics ranging from how low-income children are taught, to whether American schools have really fallen behind those in other countries...read more

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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 | About this edition: In this collection of provocative articles and blog posts originally published between 2010 and 2014, Alfie Kohn challenges the conventional wisdom about topics ranging from how low-income children are taught, to whether American schools have really fallen behind those in other countries.

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Product Description: Economist Herb Stein famously said that something that can't go on forever, won't. For decades now, America has been investing ever-growing fortunes into its K-12 education system in exchange for steadily worse results. Public schools haven't changed much from the late 19th century industrial model and as a result young Americans are left increasingly unprepared for a competitive global economy...read more

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9781594037108 | Encounter Books, January 7, 2014, cover price $21.50 | About this edition: Economist Herb Stein famously said that something that can't go on forever, won't.

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9781433112171 | Peter Lang Pub Inc, August 1, 2011, cover price $129.95

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9781433130670, titled "Education and the Crisis of Public Values: Challenging the Assault on Teachers, Students, and Public Education" | 2 edition (Peter Lang Pub Inc, April 23, 2015), cover price $29.95 | also contains Education and the Crisis of Public Values: Challenging the Assault on Teachers, Students, and Public Education
9781433112164 | Peter Lang Pub Inc, July 15, 2011, cover price $29.95
9780538891295, titled "Corporate Governance" | South-Western Pub, July 1, 2002, cover price $28.95 | also contains Corporate Governance, Education and the Crisis of Public Values: Challenging the Assault on Teachers, Students, and Public Education

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Product Description: Utopian dictators like Stalin, Hitler, Pol Pot, and Mao are criminals – genocidal psychopaths who have killed more human beings in the last hundred years than any other ideologues in history. They don't limit their murder to individuals, but to entire nations...read more

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9781938067129 | Wnd Books, April 14, 2015, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: Utopian dictators like Stalin, Hitler, Pol Pot, and Mao are criminals – genocidal psychopaths who have killed more human beings in the last hundred years than any other ideologues in history.

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Product Description: How did the country that invented the modern public school end up embracing policies that weaken it? What alternatives are there to current corporate reform policies? How can we give America's children an education that will truly prepare them and our nation for the challenges of tomorrow? In Race to the Bottom, McGill successfully traces the emergence of corporate reform and describes how its tenets run counter to what he believes are the key elements of a high-quality education...read more

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9780807756379 | Teachers College Pr, April 3, 2015, cover price $32.95 | About this edition: How did the country that invented the modern public school end up embracing policies that weaken it?

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Ted Kennedy and George W. Bush agreed on little, but united behind the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). Passed in late 2001, it was hailed as a dramatic new departure in school reform. It would make the states set high standards, measure student progress, and hold failing schools accountable. A decade later, NCLB has been repudiated on both sides of the aisle. According to Jal Mehta, we should have seen it coming. Far from new, it was the same approach to school reform that Americans have tried before.In The Allure of Order, Mehta recounts a century of attempts at revitalizing public education, and puts forward a truly new agenda to reach this elusive goal. Not once, not twice, but three separate times-in the Progressive Era, the 1960s and '70s, and NCLB-reformers have hit upon the same idea for remaking schools. Over and over again, outsiders have been fascinated by the promise of scientific management and have attempted to apply principles of rational administration from above. Each of these movements started with high hopes and ambitious promises, but each gradually discovered that schooling is not easy to "order" from afar: policymakers are too far from schools to know what they need; teachers are resistant to top-down mandates; and the practice of good teaching is too complex for simple external standardization. The larger problem, Mehta argues, is that reformers have it backwards: they are trying to do on the back-end, through external accountability, what they should have done on the front-end: build a strong, skilled and expert profession. Our current pattern is to draw less than our most talented people into teaching, equip them with little relevant knowledge, train them minimally, put them in a weak welfare state, and then hold them accountable when they predictably do not achieve what we seek. What we want, Mehta argues, is the opposite approach which characterizes top-performing educational nations: attract strong candidates into teaching, develop relevant and usable knowledge, train teachers extensively in that knowledge, and support these efforts through a strong welfare state. The Allure of Order boldly challenges conventional wisdom with a sweeping, empirically rich account of the last century of education reform, and offers a new path forward for the century to come.

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9780199942060 | Oxford Univ Pr, April 30, 2013, cover price $31.95 | About this edition: Ted Kennedy and George W.

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9780190231453 | Oxford Univ Pr, April 1, 2015, cover price $24.95

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Product Description: Reclaiming the Teaching Profession gives educators (especially teachers and future teachers) and their allies a clear overview of the massive effort to dismantle public education in the United States, which includes a direct attack on teachers...read more

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9781475810301 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, February 26, 2015, cover price $60.00 | About this edition: Reclaiming the Teaching Profession gives educators (especially teachers and future teachers) and their allies a clear overview of the massive effort to dismantle public education in the United States, which includes a direct attack on teachers.

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9781475810318 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, February 24, 2015, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Reclaiming the Teaching Profession gives educators (especially teachers and future teachers) and their allies a clear overview of the massive effort to dismantle public education in the United States, which includes a direct attack on teachers.

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9780394298689, titled "Mrs Todd's Shortcut/from Skeleton Crew" | Random House, July 1, 1986, cover price $11.00 | also contains Mrs Todd''s Shortcut/from Skeleton Crew | About this edition: Outer box misprint, reflects 1988 copyright.

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Product Description: This book is intended for educators, parents and community activists interested in reclaiming our public schools and reclaiming the public narrative around education policy. The book infuses research about the recent history of education policy reform, the strategies United Opt Out uses for fighting back against these policies, and proposes solutions that work to create sustainable, equitable, anti-racist, democratic and meaningful public education...read more
By Rosemarie Jensen (editor)

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9781623969332 | Information Age Pub Inc, December 1, 2014, cover price $59.99 | About this edition: This book is intended for educators, parents and community activists interested in reclaiming our public schools and reclaiming the public narrative around education policy.

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9781623969325 | Information Age Pub Inc, December 1, 2014, cover price $25.99 | About this edition: This book is intended for educators, parents and community activists interested in reclaiming our public schools and reclaiming the public narrative around education policy.

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Product Description: 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...read more

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9781475806977 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, September 24, 2014, cover price $55.00 | 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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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: 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...read more

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9781475803389 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, September 4, 2014, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: The Wrong Emphasis is a reminder and a warning for both parents and public school educators.

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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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Product Description: Moving beyond the debate over whether or not charter schools should exist, A Smarter Charter wrestles with the question of what kind of charter schools we should encourage. The authors begin by tracing the evolution of charter schools from teacher union leader Albert Shanker’s original vision of giving teachers room to innovate while educating a diverse population of students, to today’s charter schools where the majority of teachers are not unionized and student segregation levels are even higher than in traditional public schools...read more

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9780807755808 | Teachers College Pr, September 19, 2014, cover price $72.00 | About this edition: Moving beyond the debate over whether or not charter schools should exist, A Smarter Charter wrestles with the question of what kind of charter schools we should encourage.

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9780807755792 | Teachers College Pr, September 19, 2014, cover price $30.95 | About this edition: Moving beyond the debate over whether or not charter schools should exist, A Smarter Charter wrestles with the question of what kind of charter schools we should encourage.
9780373763337, titled "Irresistible You" | Harlequin Books, December 1, 2000, cover price $3.99 | also contains Irresistible You | About this edition: Irresistible You by Barbara Boswell released on Nov 24, 2000 is available now for purchase.
9780374503369, titled "Reader's Guide to William Faulkner" | Farrar Straus & Giroux, June 1, 1964, cover price $8.95 | also contains Reader''s Guide to William Faulkner | About this edition: A standard reference work for forty years, this work is the most complete and detailed guide to the novels of William Faulkner.

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