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Brookings Papers on Education Policy 2006-2007
“The Brookings Institution is a private, nonprofit organization devoted to independent research and innovative policy solutions.”
Getting Choice Right
Ensuring equity and efficiency in education policy
School choice is a topic that sparks controversy on both the national and local levels. Some parents (mainly the affluent) have always had school choice, either through private school or by buying a house in a preferred public school district. In recent decades, new forms of school choice have fundamentally altered the educational landscape.
No Child Left Behind
Hess and Petrilli explore the heritage of the No Child left Behind policies, explain how they work, and examine the challenges of their implementation.
Many Children Left Behind
How the No Child left Behind Act is Damaging Our Children and Our Schools
From the first page of the book: “Many civil rights advocates initially hailed the Bush administration's major education bill, optimistically entitled No Child Left Behind, as a step forward in the long battle to improve education for those children traditionally left behind in American schools—in particular, students of color and students living in poverty, new English learners and students with disabilities.”
Politics, Ideology, and Education
Federal policy during the Clinton and Bush administrations
An epic battle for education reform spanned two Congresses and two presidential administrations. DeBray and Kaestle chronicle the dynamics of political interactions and policy formulation as they affect public education issues.
The Freedom Writers Diary
How a teacher and 150 teens used writing to change themselves and the world around them.
Straight from the front line of urban America, the inspiring story of one fiercely determined teacher and her remarkable students.
Local Schools of Thought
a search for purpose in rural education
A book for rural educators that looks beyond improving technique to examining purposes, and to the role that the individual teacher can play in making a difference in student lives.
Rethinking School Reform
Views from the Classroom
Examine how various reform efforts promote—or prevent—the kind of teaching that can bring equity and excellence to all children. Seasoned classroom teachers present compelling, practical descriptions of what such teaching looks like.
My Teacher Sleeps in School
“I think my teacher sleeps in school, said Mollie …” A delightful story for 4 to 8-year-olds on the mystery of a teacher’s real life.