EdNext Book Club

The Education Next Book Club features in-depth interviews by Mike Petrilli with authors of new and classic books about education.

Age of OpportunityChester E. Finn, Jr. and Brandon L. Wright
Failing our Brightest Kids: The Global Challenge of Educating High-Ability Students

Age of OpportunityDale Russakoff
The Prize: Who’s in Charge of America’s Schools?

Age of OpportunityGreg Toppo
The Game Believes In You

Age of OpportunityPaul Hill and Ashley Jochim
A Democratic Constitution for Public Education

Age of OpportunityLaurence Steinberg
Age of Opportunity

On the RocketshipDana Goldstein
The Teacher Wars

On the RocketshipElizabeth Green
Building a Better Teacher

On the RocketshipRichard Whitmire
On the Rocketship: How Top Charter Schools Are Pushing the Envelope

Our SchoolSam Chaltain
Our School: Searching for Community in the Era of Choice

Endangering ProsperityEric Hanushek, Paul E. Peterson, and Ludger Woessmann
Endangering Prosperity: A Global View of the American School

Tilting at WindmillsRichard Colvin
Tilting at Windmills

Hope Against HopeSarah Carr
Hope Against Hope: Three Schools, One City, and the Struggle to Educate America’s Children

Radical: Fighting to Put Students FirstMichelle Rhee
Radical: Fighting to Put Students First

Creating InnovatorsTony Wagner
Creating Innovators

Teaching and its PredicamentsAndy Smarick
The Urban School Systems of the Future

Teaching and its PredicamentsDavid Cohen
Teaching and its Predicaments

Smarter Budgets, Smarter SchoolsNathan Levenson
Smarter Budgets, Smarter Schools

How Children SucceedPaul Tough
How Children Succeed

TroublemakerClayton Christensen, Michael Horn, and Curtis W. Johnson
Disrupting Class

TroublemakerDiane Ravitch
The Death and Life of the Great American School System

TroublemakerPaul Tough
Whatever It Takes

TroublemakerChecker E. Finn Jr.
Troublemaker: A Personal History of School Reform since Sputnik

Saving SchoolsPaul E. Peterson
Saving Schools: From Horace Mann to Virtual Learning

Tough LiberalPeg Tyre
The Good School

Tough LiberalFrederick M. Hess
The Same Thing Over and Over: How School Reformers Get Stuck in Yesterday’s Ideas

Tough LiberalRichard Kahlenberg
Tough Liberal: Albert Shanker and the Battles Over Schools, Unions, Race, and Democracy

School Boards in AmericaGene Maeroff
School Boards in America: A Flawed Exercise in Democracy

Word Hard. Be Nice.Jay Mathews
Work Hard. Be Nice.: How Two Inspired Teachers Created the Most Promising Schools in America

Tough LiberalJohn Merrow
The Influence of Teachers: Reflections on Teaching and Leadership

Terry Moe
Special Interest: Teachers Unions and America’s Public Schools

SDSSAlexander Russo
Stray Dogs, Saints, and Saviors; Fighting for the Soul of America’s Toughest High School

SDSSDavid Whitman
Sweating the Small Stuff: Inner-City Schools and the New Paternalism

Bee EaterRichard Whitmire
The Bee Eater: Michelle Rhee Takes on the Nation’s Worst School District

wdslsDaniel Willingham
Why Don’t Students Like School: A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions About How the Mind Works and What It Means for The Classroom

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