Friday, March 12, 2010

Two New Books Recommended by Valarie Strauss


Washington Post columnist Valarie Strauss in her column today applauds the advice and the research from Linda Darling-Hammond and Diane Ravitch in their respective new books. It seems that there finally are some voices emerging -- even in the Washington Post -- with an alternative to the consensus that has dominated Washington for far too long. If only it was as simple as Obama and Duncan reading these books and seeing the light as Strauss suggests.
For those of you without the time to read books or who tried to order it from Amazon and found that Diane Ravitch's new book, The Death and Life of the Great American School System, is sold out in its 5th printing in 16 days after its release, here is a nifty summary of the book from Slate magazine.

2 comments:

Linda/RetiredTeacher said...

Valerie Strauss seems to be one of the few journalists who seems to really understand the whole picture in regard to education. I can't find any information about her. Do you know her background? Thank you.

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