Public Education Bibliography

[Arranged by Author]

(Click HERE for an annotated bibliography, latest update October 29, 2017)
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Samuel E. Abrams

Education and the Commercial Mindset by Samuel E. Abrams, 2016

Frank Adamson, Bjorn Astrand, and Linda Darling-Hammond

Global Education Reform: How Privatization and Public Investment Influence Education Outcomes by Frank Adamson, Bjorn Astrand, Linda Darling-Hammond, 2016

Audrey Amrein-Beardsley

Rethinking Value-Added Models in Education: Critical Perspectives on Tests and Assessment-Based Accountability by Audrey Amrein-Beardsley, 2014

Nancy E. Bailey

Losing America's Schools: The Fight to Reclaim Public Education by Nancy E. Bailey, 2016

David C. Berliner and Bruce J. Biddle

The Manufactured Crisis: Myths, Fraud, And The Attack On America's Public Schools by David C. Berliner, Bruce J. Biddle, 1996

David C. Berliner, Gene V. Glass, et al

50 Myths and Lies That Threaten America's Public Schools: The Real Crisis in Education by David C. Berliner, Gene V Glass, and Associates, 2014

David C. Berliner and Sharon L. Nichols

Collateral Damage: How High-Stakes Testing Corrupts America's Schools by Sharon L. Nichols, David C. Berliner, 2007

Gerald W. Bracey

Education Hell: Rhetoric vs. Reality by Gerald W. Bracey, 2009

On the Death of Childhood and the Destruction of Public Schools: The Folly of Today's Education Policies and Practices by Gerald W. Bracey, 2003

Carol Burris

On the Same Track: How Schools Can Join the Twenty-First-Century Struggle against Resegregation by Carol Corbett Burris, 2014

Prudence L. Carter, Kevin G. Welner

Closing the Opportunity Gap: What America Must Do to Give Every Child an Even Chance, by Prudence L. Carter, Kevin G. Welner, 2014

Sam Chaltain

Our School: Searching for Community in the Era of Choice, by Sam Chaltain, 2014

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates, 2015

Anthony Cody

The Educator and the Oligarch: A Teacher Challenges the Gates Foundation by Anthony Cody, 2014

Linda Darling-Hammond

The Flat World and Education: How America's Commitment to Equity Will Determine Our Future by Linda Darling-Hammond, 2010

Linda Darling-Hammond, Frank Adamson and Bjorn Astrand

Global Education Reform: How Privatization and Public Investment Influence Education Outcomes by Frank Adamson, Bjorn Astrand, Linda Darling-Hammond, 2016

Richard DuFour

In Praise of American Educators: And How They Can Become Even Better by Richard DuFour, 2015

David Ellison

Bloodletting: Why Education Reform is Killing America’s Schools, by David Ellison, 2014

Kathy Emery and Susan Ohanian

Why Is Corporate America Bashing Our Public Schools?, by Kathy Emery and Susan Ohanian, 2004

Eve L. Ewing

Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago's South Side by Eve L. Ewing, 2018

Katherine Farber

Why Great Teachers Quit: And How We Might Stop the Exodus by Katherine Farber, 2015

Todd Farley

Making the Grades: My Misadventures in the Standardized Testing Industry by Todd Farley, 2009

Elaine M. Garan

In Defense of Our Children: When Politics, Profit, and Education Collide by Elaine M. Garan, 2004

Dana Goldstein

The Teacher Wars: A History of America's Most Embattled Profession Edited by Dana Goldstein, 2014

David Greene

Doing the Right Thing: A Teacher Speaks, by David Greene, 2013

Jesse Hagopian

More Than a Score: The New Uprising Against High-Stakes Testing Edited by Jesse Hagopian, Foreword by Diane Ravitch, 2014

Mel Hawkins

Reinventing Education, Hope, and the American Dream: The Challenge for Twenty-First Century America by Mel Hawkins, 2014

Bob Herbert

Losing Our Way: An Intimate Portrait of a Troubled America, by Bob Herbert, 2015

Shannon Hernandez

Breaking the Silence: My Final Forty Days as a Public School Teacher, by Shannon Hernandez, 2014

Jim Horn and Denise Wilburn

The Mismeasure of Education by Jim Horn and Denise Wilburn, 2013

Karen Horwitz

White Chalk Crime: the REAL Reason Schools Fail: Untold story of crime that has destroyed our schools and how teacher abuse and teacher cleansing have kept this from You by Karen Horwitz, 2008

A. Patrick Huff

The Takeover of Public Education in America: The Agenda to Control Information and Knowledge Through the Accountability System by A. Patrick Huff, 2015

David W. Hursh

The End of Public Schools: The Corporate Reform Agenda to Privatize Education by David W. Hursh, 2016

Alfie Kohn

The Case Against Standardized Testing by Alfie Kohn, 2000

Feel-Bad Education: And Other Contrarian Essays on Children and Schooling by Alfie Kohn, 2011

Punished by Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A's, Praise, and Other Bribes by Alfie Kohn, 1999

What to Look for in a Classroom: ...and Other Essays by Alfie Kohn, 2000

Daniel Koretz

The Testing Charade: Pretending to Make Schools Better by Daniel Koretz, University of Chicago Press, 2017

Jonathan Kozol

Books by Jonathan Kozol

Amazing Grace 1995
Death at an Early Age 1985
Fire in the Ashes 2013
Ordinary Resurrections 2012
Savage Inequalities 2012
The Shame of the Nation 2006

John Kuhn

Fear and Learning in America - Bad Data, Good Teachers, and the Attack on Public Education by John Kuhn, 2014

Test and Punish: How the Texas Education Model Gave America Accountability without Equity by John Kuhn, 2013

Kevin K. Kumashiro

Bad Teacher! How Blaming Teachers Distorts the Bigger Picture by Kevin K. Kumashiro, 2012

Tom Little and Katherine Ellison

Loving Learning: How Progressive Education Can Save America's Schools by Tom Little and Katherine Ellison, 2015

Lloyd Lofthouse

Crazy is Normal: a classroom exposé, by Lloyd Lofthouse, 2014

Christopher Lubienski and Sarah Lubienski

The Public School Advantage: Why Public Schools Outperform Private Schools by Christopher A. Lubienski, Sarah Theule Lubienski, 2013

Darren Marelli and Mollie Bruhn

American Classroom: Portraits from a Public School in Harlem by Darren Marelli and Mollie Bruhn, 2014

Doug Martin

Hoosier School Heist by Doug Martin, 2014

Morna McDermott, Peggy Robertson et. al

An Activist Handbook for the Education Revolution: United Opt Out’s Test of Courage, by Morna McDermott, Peggy Robertson et. al, 2015

Deborah Meier and Emily Gasoi

THESE SCHOOLS BELONG TO YOU AND ME: Why We Can't Afford to Abandon Our Public Schools by Deborah Meier and Emily Gasoi, 2017

John Merrow

Addicted to Reform: A 12-Step Program to Rescue Public Education by John Merrow, 2017

Brett Murphy, Editor

Inside our Schools: Teachers on the failure and future of education reform, edited by Brett Murphy, 2017

Mark Naison

Badass Teachers Unite! Reflections on Education, History, and Youth Activism, by Mark Naison, 2014

Linda Nathan

When Grit Isn't Enough: A High School Principal Examines How Poverty and Inequality Thwart the College-for-All Promise by Linda Nathan, 2017

Steve Nelson

First, Do No Harm: Progressive Education in a Time of Existential Risk by Steve Nelson, 2016

Sharon L. Nichols and David C. Berliner

Collateral Damage: How High-Stakes Testing Corrupts America's Schools by Sharon L. Nichols, David C. Berliner, 2007

Kris L Nielsen

Children of the Core by Kris L Nielsen, 2013

Susan Ohanian

One Size Fits Few:The Folly of Educational Standards by Susan Ohanian, 1999

What Happened to Recess and Why Are Our Children Struggling in Kindergarten? by Susan Ohanian, 2002

Why Is Corporate America Bashing Our Public Schools?, by Kathy Emery and Susan Ohanian, 2004

John Owens

Confessions of a Bad Teacher by John Owens, 2013

Diane Ravitch

Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America's Public Schools by Diane Ravitch, 2013

The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education by Diane Ravitch, 2011

Noliwe M. Rooks

Cutting School: Privatization, Segregation, and the End of Public Education by Noliwe M. Rooks, 2017

Dale Russakoff

The Prize: Who's In Charge of America's Schools by Dale Russakoff, 2016

Howard Ryan

Educational Justice: Teaching and Organizing Against the Corporate Juggernaut by Howard Ryan, 2016

Pasi Sahlberg

Finnish Lessons: What can the world learn from educational change in Finland? by Pasi Sahlberg, 2010

Jack Schneider

Beyond Test Scores: A Better Way to Measure School Quality by Jack Schneider, 2017

Mercedes Schneider

A Chronicle of Echoes: Who’s Who in the Implosion of American Public Education by Mercedes K. Schneider, 2014

Common Core Dilemma: Who Owns Our Schools? by Mercedes K. Schneider, 2015

Denny Taylor, et al

United We Stand Divided We Fall: Opposing Trump’s Agenda – Essays on Protest and Resistance, Denny Taylor, et al, Garn Press, 2017

P. L. Thomas

Beware the Roadbuilders: Literature as Resistance by P. L. Thomas, 2015

Jose Vilson

This Is Not A Test: A New Narrative on Race, Class, and Education by José Vilson, Foreword by Karen Lewis, 2014

Jamie Vollmer

Schools Cannot Do It Alone by Jamie Vollmer, 2010

Timothy D. Walker

Teach Like Finland: 33 Simple Strategies for Joyful Classrooms by Timothy D. Walker

Russ Walsh

A Parent’s Guide to Public Education in the 21st Century:Navigating Education Reform to get the Best Education For My Child by Russ Walsh, 2016

L. Weiner and M. Compton

The Global Assault on Teaching, Teachers, and their Unions: Stories for Resistance by L. Weiner, M. Compton, 2008

Yong Zhao

Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Dragon: Why China Has the Best (and Worst) Education System in the World, by Yong Zhao, 2014


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This list updated: October 29, 2017