Looking for something to read while waiting for your turn to vote? Why not load up your Kindle with these new books by Ed Next authors:

The Diverse Schools Dilemma: A Parents’ Guide to Socioeconomically Mixed Public Schools, by Mike Petrilli, looks at choices faced by parents who want to live in vibrant urban areas and send their kids to integrated public schools. (Mike has written for Ed Next about the success of one diverse school.)

The Urban School System of the Future: Applying the Principles and Lessons of Chartering, by Andy Smarick, argues that the urban school district should be replaced by a new type of organization. (Andy has written for Ed Next about replacing failing urban schools with charter schools.)

The Story of Ain’t: America, Its Language, and the Most Controversial Dictionary Ever Published, by David Skinner, looks at the debate that erupted over Webster’s Third New International Dictionary, which among other things included the word “ain’t.” (David has written for Ed Next about Cory Booker, Bart Peterson, and about “libertarian liberals,” his term for the anti-bureaucratic left that emerged in the 1960s and 70s)

-Education Next

Last updated November 6, 2012