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The Power of Their Ideas: Lessons for America from a Small School in Harlem
A good simple book by a person with a good simple idea: small schools work. Then, she put her ideas into action. A breath of fresh air in the blather ...more
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Aug 27, 2009
Horace's Compromise: The Dilemma of the American High School
This is, comparatively, a very easy book to read about the subject of the problems of education. It is clear and smart. The author illustrates how the ...more
Jan 1997
Aug 27, 2009
Why Don't Students Like School?: A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions About How the Mind Works and What It Means for the Classroom
1. People are naturally curious, but we are not naturally good thinkers; unless the cognitive conditions are right, we will avoid thinking.
2. Factual
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Oct 18, 2009
Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools
As noted elsewhere, this is a book that bears witness rather than a book than proposes changes. Kozol has said publicly that he no longer believes tha ...more
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Aug 27, 2009
Horace's School: Redesigning the American High School
The sequel to "Horace's Compromise". "Compromise" portrays the problem, "School" proposes the solution. Clear and easy to read. It's a shame no one wi ...more
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Aug 27, 2009
The Lexicographer's Dilemma: The Evolution of "Proper" English, from Shakespeare to South Park
Audio interview with the author available here.

A good reminder for those of us in the English teaching racket that our awesome pedagogical skills and
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Feb 02, 2010
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