Book Reviews

Reading, Writing, and Willpower

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

Book Alert

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

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

Book Alert

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

Mind over Matter

A popular pediatrician stretches a synapse or two

School Reform Economics

Inequality in America: What Role for Human Capital Policies? by JAMES J. HECKMAN AND ALAN B. KRUEGER, EDITED by BENJAMIN M. FRIEDMAN

Subordinate Clauses without Any Pauses

Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation by LYNNE TRUSS The War Against Grammar by DAVID MULROY

A Method to His Mastery

Leave No Child Behind: Preparing Today’s Youth for Tomorrow’s World By James P. Comer, M.D. Foreword by Henry Louis Gates Jr.

God: Another Four-Letter Word?

Does God Belong in Public Schools? By Kent Greenawalt Princeton University Press, 2005, $29.95; 261 pages. Between...

Newsletter

Notify Me When Education Next Posts a Big Story