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My List of Must Read Books on Education and Arts



The Life and Death of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice are Undermining Education, by Diane Ravitch


As Good as it Gets: What School Reform Brought to Austin, by Larry Cuban


Why Our Schools Need the Arts, by Jessica Hoffman Davis


The Flat World of Education: How America’s Commitment to Equity Will Determine Our Future, by Linda Darling Hammond


Reimagining Schools: The Selected Works of Elliott W. Eisner


Democracy and Education, Complete and Unabridged, by John Dewey


How Musical is Man?, by John Blacking


The Thinking Ear, R. Murray Schaefer


A Place Called School, John Goodlad


The Singing Neanderthals–The Orgins of Music, Language, Mind, and Body, by Steven Mithen


Why School?, by Mike Rose


Beyond Enrichment: Building Effective Arts Partnership with Schools and Their Communities, by Jane Remer


Creating Islands of Excellence: Arts Education as a Partner in School Reform, by Carol Fineberg


Changing Schools Through The Arts: How to Build on the Power of An Idea, by Jane Remer


Why Students Don’t Like School: A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions About How the Mind Works and What it Means for the Classroom, by Daniel T. Willingham


Making Learning Whole: How Seven Principles of Teaching and Learning Can Transform Education, by David Perkins


The Knowledge Deficit: Closing the Shocking Education Gap for American Children, by E.D. Hirsch


Troublemaker: A History of School Reform Since Sputnik, by Chester E. Finn, Jr.


Left Back: A Century of Battles over School Reform, by Diane Ravitch


Measuring Up: What Educational Testing Really Tells Us, by Daniel Koretz


Grading Education: Getting Accountability Right, by Richard Rothstein


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