Book Reviews

Uncivil War

California Dreaming: Reforming Mathematics Education by Suzanne M. Wilson Yale University Press, 2003, $29.95; 320 pages. Reviewed...

Equally Mediocre

Final Test: The Battle for Adequacy in America’s Schools by Peter Schrag

Quality Curricula

Public Education as a Business: Real Costs and Accountability by Myron Lieberman & Charlene K. Haar

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Common Sense School Reform by Frederick M. Hess (Palgrave Macmillan). Common sense suggests that educators, like...

Selective Memory

Family Circle: The Boudins and the Aristocracy of the Left By Susan Braudy Knopf, 2003, $27.95;...

The Newest Americans

Who Are We? The Challenges to America’s National Identity By Samuel P. Huntington

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Battling Corruption in America's Public Schools, by Lydia G. Segal (Northeastern). This worthy book...

The Softening of American Education

Hard America, Soft America: Competition vs. Coddling and the Battle for the Nation’s Future By Michael Barone

Reading, Writing, and Willpower

Doomed to Fail: The Built-In Defects of American Education by Paul A. Zoch

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The New Division of Labor: How Computers Are Creating the Next Job Market, by Frank Levy and Richard J. Murnane; Class and Schools: Using Social, Economic, and Educational Reform to Close the Black-White Achievement Gap, by Richard Rothstein; Leaving No Child Behind? Options for Kids in Failing Schools, by Frederick M. Hess and Chester E. Finn Jr., eds.; Standards Deviation: How Schools Misunderstand Education Policy, by James P. Spillane

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