The Christian Science Monitor published a list of “15 must-read books about k-12 education in the US” and Educational Courage: Resisting the Ambush of Public Education (to which I contributed a short piece) is #5!
“Educational Courage” is a book of personal essays by experts, parents, educators, activists, and others affected by education reform. It places many of the assumptions that underlie American education policy (i.e., “Education is failing, and the teachers are to blame”) in critical perspective. The essays tell some of the human stories that have emerged from education reform, from that of a third-grader so stressed by high-stakes testing that she wound up in a psychiatric unit, to a teacher who left Teach for America to advocate for public schools.
The CSM link is here.
On Wednesday the 24th, some of the book’s contributors will be speaking in New York.
See details here.