The first issue of Education Next was published in February 2001. In our inaugural issue, we described our goal as “giving voice (without fear or favor) to worthy research, sound ideas, and responsible arguments.” Over the past ten years, much has changed in the world of education policy, and in particular the “war of ideas” today is very different than it was in 2001.
We have been both producers and consumers of research, ideas, and arguments over these past 10 years. In honor of our 10th anniversary, we are launching a poll to determine the best books of the past decade, as identified by our readers.
Listed below are 41 books that we’ve identified as contenders. Only books published after 2000 were considered. The books appear in random order.
Please vote for the top three books of the decade. Once you have voted, you will be invited to view the current results of the poll by clicking on a button at the bottom of the poll. The poll will run until December 31, 2010.
(You may return to the poll at any time and check on the results by clicking “View Results” at the bottom of the poll. However, once you have submitted your choices, any additional votes you enter later will not be counted.)