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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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