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School Choices True and False book by John Merrifield  "School Choices: True and False" [2002] by John Merrifield
The Independent Institute continues to promote the false idea that privatization is the solution to every-thing; this book tries to prove that revising the idea of school vouchers produces better schools – nope, vouchers produce profit, which makes schools cost more for the same result (and since budgets are tight, what you usually get is profit produced by weakening education).
Kindle Edition from Independent Institute [9/2015] for $6.99
Independent Institute 8½x6½ pb [9/2002] out of print/used
In Defense of a Liberal Education book by Fareed Zakaria  "In Defense of a Liberal Education" [NY Times bestseller 2015]
by Fareed Zakaria

Kindle Edition from W.W. Norton & Co. [3/2015] for $9.99
W.W. Norton & Co. 8¼x5½ pb [3/2016] for $14.84
W.W. Norton & Co. 8½x6 hardcover [3/2015] for $13.89 out of print/used
Lies My Teacher Told Me / American History book by James W. Loewen  "Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong" [1990] by James W. Loewen
Kindle Edition from The New Press [2008 edition] for $11.13
Touchstone 9¼x6 pb [rev 10/2007] for $11.72
The New Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [rev 4/2008] for $15.84
Personal History of the Classroom book by Lewis Buzbee  "Blackboard: A Personal History of The Classroom" [2014] by Lewis Buzbee
Author combines a fond memoir of his own education with snapshots of the history
of American pedagogy.

Kindle Edition from Graywolf/Macmillan [8/2014] for $9.78
Graywolf Press 7x5¼ hardcover [8/2014] for $17.25
Radical Fighting to Put Students First book by Michelle Rhee  "Radical: Fighting To Put Students First" [2013] by Michelle Rhee
An incisive and intensely personal call-to-arms, based on Rhee's extraordinary experience in education: years of teaching in inner-city Baltimore, her turbulent tenure as chancellor of the Washington, DC public schools, and her current role as CEO of the education nonprofit StudentsFirst.
Kindle Edition from HarperCollins [2/2013] for $10.99
Harper 8x5¾ pb [2/2014] for $12.96
HarperCollins 9x6¼ hardcover [2/2013] for $21.21
official book site
Smartest Kids In The World book by Amanda Ripley  "The Smartest Kids In The World: And How They Got That Way" [2013]
by Amanda Ripley

Kindle Edition from Simon & Schuster Digital Sales [8/2013] for $12.74
Simon & Schuster pb [DUE July 2014] for $12.96
Simon & Schuster 9x6¼ hardcover [8/2013] for $18.12
author's official website
Clemente Course in the Humanities book by Earl Shorris  "Riches For The Poor: The Clemente Course In The Humanities"
[orig 1997, retitled 2000] by Earl Shorris

The author returned to the 24th Ward of Chicago to see what changes had occurred in half a century, but it was still a place of desperate poverty; digging deeper, he realized that the poor exist inside a context which prevents them from living a political or literary life at any level – family, neighborhood, community, city, or nation. A chance conversation with a woman in a maximum-security prison sparks the possibility of a brave experiment in true democracy, in real education, that forms the last part of the book - the Clemente Course curriculum.
Kindle Edition from W.W. Norton [1/2012] for $9.99
W.W. Norton & Co. 8½x5½ pb [9/2000] for $21.95
original title: "New American Blues: A Journey Through Poverty To Democracy" [1997]
W.W. Norton & Co. 9x6¼ hardcover [10/97] out of print/many used

Art of Freedom / Teaching Humanities to the Poor book by Earl Shorris  "The Art of Freedom: Teaching The Humanities To The Poor" [2013]
by Earl Shorris [1936-2012]

The author devoted his life to the idea that what is offered at the best colleges to the students with the most advantages can also be of great use to those from more marginal backgrounds. This is his report on the inspiring results of seventeen years of teaching his Clemente Course curriculum across America.
Kindle Edition from W.W. Norton [2/2013] for $14.55
W.W. Norton & Co. 9¼x6 hardcover [2/2013] for $18.45
Whose America? Culture Wars in the Public Schools book by Jonathan Zimmerman  
"Whose America?: Culture Wars In The Public Schools" [2002]
by Jonathan Zimmerman

Kindle Edition from Harvard Univ Press [2005 edition] for $13.50
Harvard Univ Press 8x5 pb [11/2005] for $20.17
Harvard Univ Press 8½x5¾ hardcover [9/2002] out of print/many used
Words Were All We Had book by Maria de la Luz Reyes  "Words Were All We Had: Becoming Biliterate Against The Odds" [2011]
by Maria de la Luz Reyes, Foreword by Luis C. Moll

A collection of autobiographical narratives of a select group of well-respected educators who attained bi-literacy when they were young students, in the era before bilingual education; celebrates and makes visible a linguistic potential that has been largely ignored in schools – the strong emotional ties that Latinos have to Spanish
Teachers College Press 9x6 pb [3/2011] for $30.45
Teachers College Press 9x6 hardcover [3/2011] for $61.05

Books on Education
{ in chronological order }

Democracy & Education  "Democracy and Education" [1916 classic] by John Dewey [1859-1952]
For Dewey, democracy and education were both the means and end for the building of a good and just progressive society.
Digireads 9x6 pb [1/2005] for $9.49
Dover 8½x5½ pb [4/2004] for $10.36
Free Press 8¼x5½ pb [2/97] for $16.95
Higher Learning  "The Higher Learning In America: A Memorandum On The Conduct of Universities By Business Men" [1918] by Thorstein B. Veblen
Transaction Publrs pb [11/92] for $24.95

Thorstein B. Veblen [1857-1929] Page at Maison d'Κtre Philosophy Bookstore

Goose Step / Upton Sinclair  "The Goose Step: A Study of American Education" [1923]
by Upton Sinclair

"a scathing attack on business domination of education"
Kessinger 9x6 pb [8/2004] for $25.71

Upton Sinclair [1878-1968] Page at Spirit of America Bookstore

Experience & Education  "Experience and Education" [1938 classic] by John Dewey [1859-1952]
Late in his career, Dewey wrote this summary of his ideas, that the best, progressive education provides balanced and informed experience for the students.
Free Press mass market pb [7/97] for $8.95
Kappa Delta Pi 7½x6 pb [11/98] for $19.99
Peter Smith Publr 7x4¾ hardcover [9/83] for $26.75
Polanyi's Personal Knowledge  "Personal Knowledge: Towards A Post-Critical Philosophy" [1958]
by Michael Polanyi [1891-1976]

Polanyi's subjectivistic interpretation of scientific method exemplifies the failure of modern education – his logic is lucid but his conclusions faulty, largely due to his belief that all knowledge is faith-based. DO NOT buy this book!!
Polanyi Society at Missouri Western State College
Teaching / Subversive  "Teaching As A Subversive Activity" [1969]
by Neil Postman & Charles Weingartner

A no-holds-barred assault on outdated teaching methods – with dramatic & practical proposals on how education can be made relevant to today's world.
Delacorte 8½x5½ pb [9/71] for $15.00
Doubleday hardcover [6/69] out of print/used
Kindergarten Is Too Late!  "Kindergarten Is Too Late !" [1971] by Masaru Ibuka
Fireside pb [6/80] out of print/used
S&S hardcover [1/77] out of print/used
Wikipedia entry for Masaru Ibuka [1908-97], co-founder of Sony Corp.
Learning for Tomorrow book edited by Alvin Toffler  "Learning For Tomorrow: The Role of The Future In Education" [1974]
Edited by Alvin Toffler

Random House mass pb [2/74] out of print/40+ used
Random House 9x6¼ hardcover [2/74] out of print/used
Schooling of a People book by Mortimer J. Adler  "Reforming Education: The Schooling of A People and Their Education Beyond Schooling" [1977] by Dr. Mortimer J. Adler, Edited by Geraldine Van Doren
Westview Press 9x6 hardcover [5/78] out of print/used

The original principles of the Paidea Proposal were developed by the Paideia Group and published in 1982 by educator Dr. Mortimer J. Adler [1902-2001]; the Group became the National Center for the Paideia Program, and then in 1988 became today's National Paideia Center, which is based in Asheville, North Carolina.

Paedeia Proposal Educational Manifesto book by Mortimer J. Adler  "The Paideia Proposal: An Educational Manifesto" [1982]
by Dr. Mortimer J. Adler 'on behalf of members of the Paideia Group'

Kindle Edition from Simon & Schuster Digital Sales [1998 edition] for $6.92
Touchstone 8¼x5½ pb [10/98] for $9.10
Scribner hardcover [9/82] out of print/used
Paideia Problems & Possibilities book  "Paideia Problems & Possibilities: A Consideration of Questions Raised By The Paideia Proposal" [1983] by Dr. Mortimer J. Adler
Scribner 8¼x6½ pb [9/83] out of print/many, many used
Collier Macmillan hardcover [9/83] out of print/used
Paedeia Program Educational Syllabus book  "The Paideia Program: An Educational Syllabus" [1984]
Essays by The Paideia Group, Preface & Introduction by Dr. Mortimer J. Adler

Touchstone Trade 8¾x6 pb [11/84] for $17.95
Scribner 8¼x6¾ hardcover [11/84] out of print/used
Scribner hardcover [9/82] out of print/used
Paideia Classroom book by Terry Roberts & Laura Billings  "The Paideia Classroom: Teaching For Understanding" [1998]
by Terry Roberts, with Laura Billings

Routledge 9x6 pb [10/98] for $19.90

Closing of the American Mind / Bloom  
"The Closing of The American Mind" [1988 bestseller]
by Allan Bloom

Touchstone 8¼x5¼ pb [5/88] for $14.00
Blackstone UNABR audio [1/93] for $76.95
Reforming Education book by Mortimer J. Adler  "Reforming Education: The Opening of The American Mind" [1989]
by Dr. Mortimer J. Adler, Edited by Geraldine Van Doren

Collier Macmillan 8x5½ pb [4/90] out of print/used
Macmillan 8½x5¾ hardcover [3/89] out of print/many used
The Story of English book by Robert McCrum, Robert MacNeil & William Cran  "The Story of English" [1989]
by Robert McCrum, Robert MacNeil & William Cran

Penguin 3rd edition 8x5¼ pb [12/2002] for $11.56
Faber & Faber 8¼x5¼ library hardcover [1989] for $26.00

"The Story of English" TV miniseries [1986] is below

From Plato To Piaget / Educational Theorists book by William Cooney, Charles Cross, Barry Trunk  "From Plato To Piaget: The Greatest Educational Theorists From Across The Centuries and Around The World" [1993] by William Cooney, Charles Cross & Barry Trunk
Fifteen essays on the important role that education plays in our world, covering Plato, Confucius, John Locke, Jean Jacques Rousseau, Johann Frederich Herbart, Horace Mann, William James, Booker T. Washington, John Dewey, Maria Montessori, Carl Rogers, B.F. Skinner, Shinichi Suzuki, and Jean Piaget – with Introduction and Conclusion
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [1993 edition] for $30.71 {sic}
Univ Press of America 9x5½ pb [11/93] for $32.33
Univ Press of America 9½x6¼ hardcover [11/93] out of print/many used
College memoir by Stephen Akey  
"College: A Memoir" [1996]
by Stephen Akey

Orchises Press 7¾x5½ pb [3/96] for $12.95
Guerrilla Teachers  "Guerrilla Warfare For Teachers: A Survival Guide" [1996]
by Evan Keliher

Pedagogue Press 9x5½ pb [4/96] for $9.95
Strong Arts, Strong Schools book by Charles Fowler  "Strong Arts, Strong Schools: The Promising Potential and Shortsighted Disregard of The Arts In American Schooling" [1996] by Charles Fowler
Oxford Univ Press 9x6 pb [10/2001] for $22.84
Oxford Univ Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [11/96] for $55.00
Identification, Analysis & Critique of Veblen's 'Philosophy of Higher Education' book by Samuel Schneider  "An Identification, Analysis & Critique of Thorstein B. Veblen's Philosophy of Higher Education" [1998] by Samuel Schneider
Edwin Mellen Press 9½x6½ hardcover [4/98] for $109.95

Thorstein B. Veblen [1857-1929] Page at Maison d'Κtre Philosophy Bookstore

Maybe One / Smaller Families book by Bill McKibben  "Maybe One: A Case For Smaller Families" [1998]
by Bill McKibben

Plume 7¾x5¼ pb [6/99] for $17.00
S&S hardcover [6/98] out of print/many used
Quiet Crisis / Higher Education  "The Quiet Crisis: How Higher Education Is Failing America" [2000]
by Peter Smith

Jossey-Bass/Anker 9x6¼ hardcover [5/2000] for $38.00
Out of Our Minds  "Out of Our Minds: Learning To Be Creative" [2001]
by Sir Ken Robinson

Wiley/Capstone 9¼x6¼ pb [6/2001] for $22.02
Capstone pb [4/2001] for £9.72 via Amazon U.K.
author's official website
Fifty Modern Thinkers on Education book rdited by Joy A. Palmer  "Fifty Modern Thinkers On Education: From Piaget To The Present Day" [2001]
Edited by Joy A. Palmer

Routledge 8¼x5½ pb [11/2001] for $26.95
Routledge 8¾x5½ library hardcover [11/2001] for $130.00 [sic]
Universities in the Marketplace  "Universities In The Marketplace: The Commercialization of Higher Education" [2003]
by Derek Curtis Bok
{former president of Harvard University}
Princeton Univ Press 9¼x6 pb [11/2004] for $11.53
Princeton Univ Press 9¼x6½ hardcover [3/2003] out of print/used
Essential 55  "The Essential 55: An Award-Winning Educator's Rules For Discovering The Successful Student In Every Child" [2003] by Ron Clark [winner Disney Teacher of the Year Award 2001]
Hyperion 7.8x5¼ hardcover [5/2003] for $11.97
Hyperion audio CD [10/2003] for $13.99
author website
Schools Dream Noguera  "City Schools and The American Dream: Reclaiming The Promise of Public Education"
[2003] by Pedro Noguera, edited by James A. Banks

Teachers College Press 9x6¼ pb [9/2003] for $19.95
Teachers College Press 9½x6¼ hardcover [9/2003] for $50.00
No Excuses   "No Excuses: Closing The Racial Gap In Learning" [2003]
by Stephan & Abigail Thernstrom

"remorseless lucidity ... trademark thoroughness and empirical rigor"
— James Traub, Los Angeles Times Book Review

S&S 9x6 pb [10/2004] for $10.20
S&S 9½x6½ hardcover [10/2003] for $16.38

Stupidity & Tears  "Stupidity and Tears: Teaching & Learning In Troubled Times" [2004]
by Herbert Kohl

"Kohl's latest will be required reading for progressive-minded teaching professionals and [is] recommended to everyone else concerned." — Publishers Weekly
New Press 8¼x5¾ hardcover [1/2004] for $16.07

Genius Denied  "Genius Denied: How To Stop Wasting Our Brightest Young Minds" [2004]
by Jan & Bob Davidson, with Laura Vanderkam

S&S 8½x5½ pb [3/2005] for $10.40
S&S 8½x5¾ hardcover [4/2004] for $16.32
official booksite
Seeing Past Z / Imagination  "Seeing Past Z: Imagination In A Fast-Forward World" [2004]
by Beth Kephart

W.W. Norton 8¼x5¾ hardcover [6/2004] for $16.29
No Exit by Alstott  "No Exit: What Parents Owe Their Children & What Society Owes Parents" [2004]
by Anne L. Alstott

Oxford Univ Press pb [11/2005] for $18.95
Oxford Univ Press 9½x6½ hardcover [5/2004] for $10.68
author's Harvard Law School faculty homepage
University, Inc.  "University, Inc.: The Corporate Corruption of American Higher Education" [2005]
by Jennifer Washburn

Basic Books 8x5¼ pb [8/2006] for $12.42
Basic Books 9½x6½ hardcover [2/2005] out of prodn/used
Teachers Have It Easy book by Dave Eggers, Daniel Moulthrop & Ninive Clements Calegari  "Teachers Have It Easy: The Big Sacrifices and Small Salaries of America's Teachers"
[New York Times bestseller 2005] by Daniel Moulthrop, Dave Eggers & Ninive Clements Calegari, Foreword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

The New Press 8x5½ pb [9/2006] for $11.41
The New Press 8½x6 hardcover [6/2005] out of print/many, many used
Shame of the Nation  "The Shame of The Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling In America"
[2005] by Jonathan Kozol
winner 2005 Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship
Three Rivers Press 8x5¼ pb [8/2006] for $10.17
Crown 9¾x6½ hardcover [9/2005] for $16.50
Random House ABR audio CD [9/2005] for $21.26
Learning Power / Education & Justice  "Learning Power: Organizing For Education & Justice" [2006]
by Jeannie Oakes & John Rogers, with Martin Lipton

Teachers College Press 9x6½ pb [3/2006] for $19.95
Teachers College Press 9x6½ hardcover [3/2006] for $44.00
Gifted Children & Gifted Education  "Gifted Children and Gifted Education: A Handbook For Teachers & Parents" [2006]
by Gary A. Davis

Great Potential Press 9x5¾ pb [9/2006] for $21.75
Two Americas, Two Educations  "Two Americas, Two Educations: Funding Quality Schools For All Students" [2006]
by Paul F. Cummins

Red Hen Press 9x6 pb [11/2006] for $18.95
Dewey's Dream  "Dewey's Dream: Universities & Democracies In An Age of Education Reform - Civil Society, Public Schools & Democratic Citizenship" [2007]
by Lee Benson, Ira Harkavy & John Puckett

Temple Univ Press 8x5½ pb [3/2007] for $18.95
Temple Univ Press 8¼x5½ hardcover [3/2007] for $59.50
Sandbox Investment / Preschool Movement / Kids-First Politics book by David L. Kirp  "The Sandbox Investment: The Preschool Movement and Kids-First Politics" [2007]
by Prof. David L. Kirp
of U.C. Berkeley
Harvard Univ Press 8¼x5½ pb [5/2009] for $11.17
Harvard Univ Press 8½x6 hardcover [8/2007] for $26.95
Prisoner of Second Grade book by Joan Cutuly  "Prisoner of Second Grade: My Life Under The Thumb of That Other Cold War Enemy - The System That Stifled Art, Humanity, and Reason" [2008] by Joan Cutuly
Kindle Edition from the author [undated] for $9.99
Gorham Printing pb [2008] out of print/used
paperback available from author's website via Paypal for $22.95 {net}
author's Gulliver Initiative website [est. 2008]
How The University Works book by Marc Bousquet  "How The University Works: Higher Education and The Low-Wage Nation" [2008]
by Marc Bousquet, Foreword by Cary Nelson

N.Y.U. Press 9x6 pb [2008] for $20.76
N.Y.U. Press 9x6¼ hardcover [2008] for $23.73
Raising the Grade High School Reform book by Bob Wise  "Raising The Grade: How High School Reform Can Save Our Youth & Our Nation"
[2008] by Bob Wise, former governor of West Virginia

Jossey-Bass 9x6¼ hardcover [4/2008] for $21.33 out of print/used
Unmaking The Public University book by Christopher Newfield  "Unmaking The Public University: The Forty-Year Assault On The Middle Class"
[2008] by Christopher Newfield

Harvard Univ Press 9x6 pb [4/2011] for $20.24
Harvard Univ Press 9¼x6 hardcover [5/2008] for $27.31
Disrupting Class book by Christensen, Johnson & Horn  "Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change The Way The World Learns" [2008] by Clayton Christensen, Curtis W. Johnson & Michael B. Horn
McGraw-Hill 9x6¼ hardcover [5/2008] for $21.75
Based on principles introduced by Harvard Business School professor Christensen
in the bestseller "The Innovator's Dilemma" [1997]
Saving Alma Mater book by James C. Garland  "Saving Alma Mater: A Rescue Plan For America's Public Universities" [2009]
by James C. Garland

Univ Chicago Press 9x6½ hardcover [10/2009] for $20.08
Great American University book by Jonathan R. Cole  "The Great American University: Its Rise To Preeminence, Its Indispensable National Role, Why It Must be Protected" [2010] by Jonathan R. Cole
PublicAffairs Books 9¼x6 hardcover [1/2010] for $23.10
Marketplace of Ideas book by Louis Menand  "The Marketplace of Ideas: Reform and Resistance In The American University"
[2010] by Louis Menand

W.W. Norton & Co. 8¼x5½ pb [12/2010] for $10.17
W.W. Norton & Co. 8¼x5½ hardcover [1/2010] for $16.30
Fixing School Food In America book by Janet Poppendieck  "Free For All: Fixing School Food In America" [2010]
by Janet Poppendieck

Univ CA Press 9x6¼ hardcover [1/2010] for $18.15
Saving State U book by Nancy Folbre  "Saving State U: Fixing Public Higher Education" [2010]
by Nancy Folbre

New Press 7½x5¼ hardcover [2/2010] for $18.96
Death & Life of The American School System book by Diane Ravitch  "The Death and Life of The Great American School System: How Testing & Choice Are Undermining Education" [2010] by Diane Ravitch
Basic Books 8¼x5½ pb [11/2011] for $10.39
Basic Books 9½x6½ hardcover [3/2010] for $15.22
Great Brain Race book by Ben Wildavsky  "The Great Brain Race: How Global Universities Are Reshaping the World" [2010]
by Ben Wildavsky

Kindle Edition from Princeton Univ Press [4/2010] for $14.55
Princeton Univ Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [4/2010] for $21.57
How The English Language Became The World's Language book by Robert McCrum  "Globish: How The English Language Became The World's Language" [2010]
by Robert McCrum

Kindle Edition from W.W. Norton & Co. [5/2010] for $14.82
W.W. Norton & Co. 9¼x6 hardcover [5/2010] for $17.79
Not For Profit, Democracy Needs The Humanities book by Martha C. Nussbaum  "Not For Profit: Why Democracy Needs The Humanities" [2010]
by Martha C. Nussbaum

Princeton Univ Press 8½x6 hardcover [5/2010] for $15.61
Academically Adrift / Limited Learning book by Richard Arum & Josipa Roksa  "Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses" [2011]
by Richard Arum & Josipa Roksa

Univ Chicago Press 9x6 pb [1/2011] for $14.44
Univ Chicago Press 9x6 hardcover [1/2011] for $62.69
Information, History, Theory, Flood book by James Gleick  "The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood" [2011] by James Gleick
"Gleick sees ... the world as an endlessly unfolding opportunity in which 'creatures of the information' may just recognize themselves." — Jason Kirk
Kindle Edition from Random House Digital [3/2011] for $14.99
Pantheon 9¼x6½ hardcover [3/2011] for $16.47
In the Basement of the Ivory Tower book by Professor X   "In The Basement of The Ivory Tower: Confessions of An Accidental Academic"
[2011] by 'Professor X'

Penguin 7¾x5 pb [3/2012] for $10.88
Viking Adult 8½x5½ hardcover [3/2011] for $17.13
expanded from a June 2008 article in The Atlantic Magazine
Good News Club / The Christian Right book by Katherine Stewart  "The Good News Club: The Christian Right's Stealth Assault On America's Children"
[2012] by Katherine Stewart

"A chilling exposι of the well-funded, highly coordinated effort by Christian Nationalists to use public schools to advance a fundamentalist agenda." • official book site
Kindle Edition from PublicAffairs [1/2012] for $12.99
PublicAffairs 9¼x6 hardcover [1/2012] for $17.15
Politics and The History Curriculum In Texas book edited by Keith A. Erekson  "Politics and The History Curriculum: The Struggle Over Standards In Texas and The Nation" [2012] Edited by Keith A. Erekson
Kindle Edition etextbook from Palgrave Macmillan [5/2012] for $95.00 {sic}
Palgrave Macmillan 8½x5½ pb [1/2016] for $100.00 {sic}
Palgrave Macmillan 8½x5½ hardcover [6/2012] for $110.00 {sic}
Bullied / Ending the Cycle of Fear book by Carrie Goldman  
"Bullied: What Every Parent, Teacher, and Kid Needs To Know About Ending The Cycle of Fear" [2012] by Carrie Goldman, Foreword by Dorothy Espelage, PhD
Kindle Edition from HarperCollins Publrs [8/2012] for $10.21
HarperOne 9¼x5½ hardcover [8/2012] for $17.15
Bully documentary film companion book  "Bully: An Action Plan For Teachers, Parents, and Communities To Combat The Bullying Crisis" [2012] Edited by Lee Hirsch, Cynthia Lowen & Dina Santorelli
includes much material from the movie "Bully", but also the story of the petition that got the M.P.A.A. rating corrected, commentary about life after "Bully" by the filmmakers and the families in the film, and essays from educators, authors, government officials, and celebrities
Kindle Edition from Weinstein Books [9/2012] for $10.33
Weinstein Books 9x6 pb [9/2012] for $10.87
for "Bully" and other drama & docufilms visit the Education Film Festival at Magic Lantern

I'd Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had book by Tony Danza  "I'd Like To Apologize To Every Teacher I Ever Had: My Year As A Rookie Teacher At Northeast High" [2012] by Tony Danza
Before his boxing career and his acting career, Tony Danza got a degree in history; at age 59, he decided to try his hand at teaching, and spent an entire academic year teaching high school - albeit with a TV crew following him around. The book is an absorbing account of that year teaching tenth-grade English at Northeast High School in Philadelphia, featuring indelible portraits of students and teachers alike that reveal just how hard it is to keep today’s tech-savvy and often alienated students engaged, and makes vivid how a modern high school works; A&E aired seven 1-hour episodes, the DVD's 90-minute run time may be false.
Kindle Edition from Random House Digital [9/2012] for $11.99
Crown Archetype 9½x6½ hardcover [9/2012] for $16.31
"Teach: His Toughest Role Yet" 'reality' TV series [A&E Oct-Nov 2010]
A&E TV Networks color DVD-R [3/2011] 4 disks for $47.39
full credits at IMDb • official series site

Education Film Festival

The few films coded here are documentaries about education in America and around the world.
There are many more documentaries and also narrative (drama) films at
Magic Lantern Video & Book Store's Education Film Festival Page

The Story of English book by Robert McCrum, Robert MacNeil & William Cran  "The Story of English" TV movie [B.B.C./P.B.S. aired Sept-Nov 1986]
Nine-episode miniseries directed by William Cran; written by Robert MacNeil & Robert McCrum; narrated by Robert MacNeil; won Emmy Award for Best Writing
series credits at IMDb; DVD/Blu-ray not available
Homevision color VHS [9/2001] 5 tapes - out of prodn/used
Montessori: The Science Behind The Genius lecture on DVD  "Angeline Lillard Presents Montessori: The Science Behind The Genius"
university-level lecture [Paladin Pictures Oct 2006]

104-minute lecture; a full century after Dr. Maria Montessori opened a school in a slum in Rome, Italy to test some new theories she had about children's learning & development, psychology research is showing that her educational theories were ahead of their time; featuring Dr. Angeline Lillard, PhD
Northlea Enterprises color DVD [10/2006] for $34.95
not listed on IMDb • Dr. Lillard's homepage at University of Virginia • official book & movie site
companion book [2005]
Kindle Edition from Oxford Univ Press [8/2008] for $9.99
Oxford Univ Press 9¼x6¼ pb [8/2008] for $14.61
Oxford Univ Press 9¼x6½ hardcover [3/2005] out of print/many used

We Are The People We've Been Waiting For documentary on education  "We Are The People We've Been Waiting For" [New Moon TV, U.K. 2009]
Landmark 90-minute documentary confronts our expectations of what education systems ought to be doing for our children, by exploring the extent to which young people around the world are being failed by education systems created at the time of the Industrial Revolution.
Exec produced by David Puttnam; directed by Daryl Goodrich; featuring Richard Branson, Tony Blair, Bill Clinton, Germaine Greer, Sir Ken Robinson & Henry Winkler
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Waiting for Superman documentary feature by Davis Guggenheim  "Waiting For Superman" documentary feature [Paramount Vantage Oct 2010]
Follows a handful of promising kids through a system that discourages academic growth; an exhaustive review of America's public education and its complex and seemingly unsolvable problems. Co-written & directed by Davis Guggenheim; co-written by Billy Kimball; featuring educators Geoffrey Canada, Michelle Rhee & Bill Strickland, with the Black Family, the Esparza Family & the Hill Family; won Audience Award at Sundance Film Festival
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American Teacher documentary film  "American Teacher" documentary [First Run Features Sept 2011]
Inspired by the New York Times bestseller "Teachers Have It Easy" {above}; the stories of four teachers in different areas of the country, revealing the frustrating and heartbreaking realities of today's teachers.
Co-produced by Dave Eggers; co-produced & directed by Vanessa Roth; co-directed by Brian McGinn; narrated by Matt Damon
First Run Features widescreen color DVD [2/2012] for $16.99
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Bully aka The Bully Project documentary film  "Bully" aka "The Bully Project" [Weinstein March 2012]
The dolts at M.P.A.A. gave this important documentary film an 'R' rating: they are saying that it is okay for kids to suffer bullying in the schools, but don't dare let them see this alert to the nationwide problem, not even with parental guidance. The most common form of violence that young people in America experience is peer-to-peer bullying. Written & co-produced by Cynthia Lowen; co-produced & directed by Lee Hirsch
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