Book Reviews

Distorting Dewey

Progressive ideals, lost in translation

Civics Lesson

Diversity and Distrust: Civic Education in a Multicultural Democracy by Stephen Macedo Asking the schools to mold good citizens—again

Choice Words

Religious schools, parental choices

Choice Words

Catholic Schools: Private and Social Effects Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2000, $100; 160 pages By William Sander The Education...

Women’s Work

Kingdom of Children Culture and Controversy in the Homeschooling Movement by Mitchell L. Stevens

Surface Wounds

Revolution at the Margins: The Impact of Competition on Urban School Systems By Frederick M....

“Inside Charter Schools” REVIEWED

Inside Charter Schools: The Paradox of Radical Decentralization Edited by Bruce Fuller Harvard University Press, 2000,...

Marginal Impact

Upstart Startup: Creating and Sustaining a Public Charter School By James Nehring; Standards of Mind and Heart: Creating the Good High School By Peggy Silva and Robert A. Mackin; Central Park East and Its Graduates: “Learning by Heart” By David Bensman; One Kid at a Time: Big Lessons from a Small School By Eliot Levine

Study Abroad

Why Schools Matter: A Cross-National Comparison of Curriculum and Learning by William H. Schmidt et al.

Greek Lessons

Gymnastics of the Mind: Greek Education in Hellenistic and Roman Egypt by Raffaella Cribiore Princeton University...


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