December
20th 2010
Education Reform Stocking Stuffers

Posted under Innovation and Reform & Just For Fun & Online Schools & PPC & Research & School Finance & Urban Schools

Kids are out of school. Christmas is 5 days away. Nobody is writing about education now. It seems like just about everybody has packed it up to go on vacation until 2011. But you get one more post from me before the holidays steal the last bit of your attention away. And it could be a highly practical payoff if you’re willing to invest a very brief moment of time.

Last-minute shopper looking for a gift or stocking stuffer for that education reformer in your life? Try one of these new books:

…And the one I’m really waiting for (though you probably will have to drop a picture of the book in the stocking, as the actual published copy isn’t due out until January: (H/T Mike Petrilli, Flypaper) The Bee Eater: Michelle Rhee Takes On the Nation’s Worst School District. For this I might just be able to wait until 2011.

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3 Responses to “Education Reform Stocking Stuffers”

  1. mazenko on 21 Dec 2010 at 1:49 pm #

    If we are going to view students and parents as “consumers” of the product, shouldn’t the issue of choice extend to the option of not choosing it? Shouldn’t the option of how much be on the table? Shouldn’t curricula be an a la carte choice as well?

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